Thank you for making it possible for the Tekeshe Foundation to provide a free playtime program which promotes early childhood development and learning through play. Our Playtime program is for kids between age three and five. The Playtime program's ultimate goal is to prepare children to successfully enter grade one and to become successful and lifelong learners. Our playtime teachers focus on providing the children the skills to ready them for success in school. A typical day includes structured playtime, story time, games, singing and playing with all kinds of toys including educational toys.
We firmly believe that children who receive the best start in life are more likely to succeed in school and to end up as productive members of society. Yet due to poverty and lack of resources the majority of children in the rural areas of Chipinge in Zimbabwe are still being denied the right to reach their full potential. Unlike the urban areas where children have access to early childhood development and learning programs such programs are nonexistent in the rural areas. Through are Playtime program we are committed to providing the best start in life to children in these rural areas.
We are pleased to announce that this year the pre-school teachers workshop was conducted at our facility. The kids had a wonderful time as you can see from the attached pictures.
Without your support this would not have been possible. The majority of these kids are orphans or they are from single parent homes. Some are being raised by their grandparents who can barely support them. The money you donated helps us provide these kids with school uniforms and we also provide them a free meal.
Thanks again for bringing hope in the lives of these little ones!
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