We provide quality Montessori early childhood development to 30 young, rural Xhosa children in a safe and stimulating learning environment. They receive 2 nutritious meals per day and regular health checks. We provide an After school enrichment program for 50 Xhosa children in grades 1 - 3, where they develop their isiXhosa, English and Maths skills. The children in our area need to become literate, as reading is the fundamental skill upon which all other skills depend!
84% of Grade 4 children in the Eastern Cape, South Africa cannot read to understand - PIRLS 2016. Sadly, only 32% of children in our area finish high school! Children need to build solid literacy and numeracy skills, while they are still in their foundation years, as these skills are essential for any further learning to take place. Children need to become literate in their mother tongue! Reading ultimately leads to having a more dignified, empowered and independent life. A right for all!
Ncinci One's Montessori provides an environment in which the young, rural children are able to build solid educational foundations in all learning areas. These foundations and skills assist them with all later learning, leading to educational success! We now also have a sister school, Ngoko Montessori, which has 30 young rural children attending. These 30 young children need support, as our Government is not helping our preschools.
The children attending the programs build educational foundations that are necessary for educational success! They will become fully literate in their mother tongue and reading for pleasure will be introduced to them - this is a gift for life! The programs will strengthen these children's literacy and numeracy skills, giving them the necessary foundation and confidence needed for further learning. The children also take home the skills they learn and share them with their family members.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).