Dear friends and supporters of Ncinci Ones Montessori
We trust you are all still staying safe and well during these challenging times.
Schools in our area have been closed for four months now. The community have all the children at home, from the little ones right up to the technicon students, and all these mouths need to be fed. This is what is causing a major strain on the families in our community.
We have been blessed to be able to provide our children and their families with monthly food, hygiene and education parcels and the mamas have been so grateful to receive these.
The parcels contain staples as well as some tinned and fresh produce; Dettol, soap, toilet paper and the Masifunde Activity Book and some stationary.
We are aiming to continue with these support parcels until the end of 2020.
Thank you very much for your support over this really difficult time.
Ncinci Ones Montessori ended 2019 on a good academic high, with 11 of our children graduating and going onto Grade 1 with all the necessary skills and experiences to ensure a smooth transition and further educational success.
Graduation is a big event in our rural areas and it is really wonderful the observe the pride beaming from the mamas and family members of the children graduating :-) Part of the Graduation that is also very important is the food and our 220 guests enjoyed a meat braai with salads and rolls. Graduation 2019 was a lovely event and will not be forgotten easily.
Ncinci Ones Montessori will be welcoming 12 newbies to our environment this term, taking us up to 30 rural children. We will bringing 2 newbies in each week.
We are all looking forward to the literacy development journey of the Ncinci Ones in 2020!
We are very happy to see that we are winning with literacy at Ncinci Ones Montessori!
This is evident as we see the children choose reading activities daily. Once the children have finished learning the phonic sounds of the alphabet and a few phonograms, they progress onto creating words with the large movable alphabet and pictures. They then read labels and match these to pictures, after which they read word list, phrases and sentences. The children are first taught their mother-tongue, isiXhosa, followed by English.
We were very blessed tor receice a donation of isiXhosa and English small children's books from Book Dash and all the children could choose 5 books to take home. The children were so excited as most of them had no books at home!
We will be working hard to try and improve this sad situation.
The 84 rural Xhosa children using our educational facility daily are all on the road to literacy and we see this in the enriched work they produce. Thank you to all our sponsors for giving these children this amazing educational opportunity!
The powerful Montessori method provides our Ncinci Ones with many activities that allow them to start building skills necessary for reading, from age 2½, with concentration being the first skill needed.Thereafter it is a fun, interesting journey to literacy for the Ncinci Ones. It will result in them creating words, writing, reading and understanding isiXhosa and English.
The Siyafunda children love attending their Afterschool program and the attendance is 94%.
We celebrated the opening of our Yann Eric Day Room on Mandela Day, 18 July. It was a very enjoyable afternoon with a few tears, lots of laughter, fun entertainment provided by the children and a great braai – well done amadoda (men).
Matshezi, a mama of a Grade 2 Siyafunda child said, “I am happy for Siyafunda - my child can write properly now and can read”
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