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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
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
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

Building concentration
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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Tracing, saying and writing the sound
Tracing, saying and writing the sound

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.

Thank you for your support!

Kind regards

Dawn Brochenin

Creating words with the large movable alphabet
Creating words with the large movable alphabet
Reading labels and matching them to pictures
Reading labels and matching them to pictures
Creating words
Creating words
An older child reading to a younger child
An older child reading to a younger child
Thank you for the books, Book Dash!
Thank you for the books, Book Dash!
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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”

Thank you for supporting our much-needed work!

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Ncinci One's Montessori

Location: Coffee Bay - South Africa
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Dawn Brochenin
Hole in the Wall, South Africa
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