Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!

by Ncinci One's Montessori
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Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!
Helping Rural Xhosa children become literate!

Dear Friend

2021 has started very well for Ncinci Ones Montessori and we have welcomed 7 new children to our school thus far.  Another 5 children will be joining over the next few weeks.

The beginning of the year is always exciting, as the new, young children adapt to the Montessori environment and engage with the Activities of Everyday living.  The newbies can be seen spooning, pouring, sifting, whisking, grating, opening and closing bottles, matching buttons and many other activites - they do not stop working during their 3-hour work cycle :-)

The 'old' children continue to be curious and explore their environment and all the children are engaging really well with it at the moment.  We have seen some beautiful Sensorial extension work being presented by the Directresses and this is really lovely to observe.

We have restarted our Siyafunda Afterschool programme, but have decreased the number of children to 30, for health reasons. The Siyafunda children are currently busy with The Gruffalo.  Everyone is happy and healthy.

Thank you for your interest and support.

All the best

Dawn Brochenih

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Planting seeds at home
Planting seeds at home

Dear Friend

As the 2020 school year is drawing to an end, we are delighted that six of the children will be graduating and progressing to Grade 1 next year, despite the many months that school was closed.  Lots of preparation work has been done with these children in the past two months and things are nicely on track.

We have 14 children back at school and 13 little ones still working at home, with their Masifunde Activity books and Finding Thabo posters.

Our children and community have been so blessed and are so thankful to The Maitri Trust, The Kamvalethu Foundation and First Children for the incredible support they have provided during this terribly difficult Covid-19 pandemic - food and hygiene parcels, stationery and an activity book for the children, monthly, for 6 months! Our community is most grateful!

Our lovely new toilet block is complete and the children and staff are over the moon!  Going from the yukky tin long drops to these clean, safe and beautiful toilets is a dream come true!  Thank you to SWSP for donating the wonderful water-saving EcoDry toilets to us, which use just 750ml for a full flush!  SDG 6 - Clean water and sanitation for all - tick :-)

A busy two weeks up ahead for all of us and planning for our #GivingTuesday fundraising drive.

Thank you and kind regards

Dawn

Food, health and educational parcels during Covid
Food, health and educational parcels during Covid
Our lovely EcoDry watersaving toilets
Our lovely EcoDry watersaving toilets
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Food, hygiene and educational support parcels
Food, hygiene and educational support parcels

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.

Take care and stay safe

 

Dawn 

Nomonde explaining the Masifunde Activity book
Nomonde explaining the Masifunde Activity book
Masifunde Activity book
Masifunde Activity book
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Plaiting with concentration

2020 started very well for Ncinci Ones Montessori - we have welcomed 10 new children to our preschool thus far and 3 more will be joining when school re-opens.

The newsbies all settled in very quickly and are doing lots of activities of Everyday Living, where they are building the concentration necessary for later work.

The Siyafunda Afterschool program welcomed 16 new children and they are all loving the program, while developing their isiXhosa, Maths and English.

All the children were really sad when they heard that school had to close early and that there would not be a holiday program for them.

Food parcels will be delivered to the mamas of all the children early next week, as our community is under immense financial pressure due to covid 19.

May this pass.  Stay home and safe everyone!

Kind regards

Dawn

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Building concentration
Learning Xhosa sounds
Learning Xhosa sounds
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Ncinci Ones Montessori Ends 2019 on  a High!

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!

Thank you very much for your support.

Wishing you a wonderful 2020!

Kind regards
Dawn
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Location: Coffee Bay - South Africa
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