In this Project report we would like to take time and thank each and every individual who is taking time from their busy schedules and finances to support us, it is those small efforts that we are able to carry out our work and build a future generation of kids who are well taken care of in the early stages of life.
It is said "IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD" and together with all of you that are supporting this program we are a village who has taken on the responsibility of raising these children together.
It is also safe to say that this project is doing well. Our Children have been experiencing the best of their childhood by playing with other kids, different educational games and eating healthy. At the moment we have a team of Occupational therapists from our local hospital "Tintswalo" hospital who are helping us identify different learning and social challenges that the children might have. Thes OT students not only focus on identifying the problem but they also help in coming up with solutions and different help needed for our children.
On a fun and exciting note our Rise Creche children went on their first school trip to Moholoholo rehabilitation center and they got to learn about different animals and their behaviour and we are hoping to continue with this trips next year as they are a way for our little ones to see and learn about animal kindness.
Thank you again for the pivotal role that you are each playing in raising good individuals for the future generation.
In this second quarter of the year we are trying to eliminate underskilled and under equipped caregivers and teachers that many creches have in the impoverished areas of our country by offering workshops that will help them better understand their roles when it comes to early childhood development and we are also highlighting that children can learn while playing.
Last year August we were fortunate enough to have a volunteer (Renee Bonne) that many children in our creche referred to as "Teacher R" who is so passionate about early childhood development and children in general.Teacher R worked around building and creating a Toolkit that is made from recycled materials in order to help children develop a set of skills while playing and this toolkit will help to develop the children’s Cognitive movement, Emotions,and develop their Motor skills through playing.
Our Rise creche principal Bridget Matosse and our community outreach manager Benneth Mathebula conducted a workshop for six different creches around acornhoek and this workshop was focusing on the importance of learning through play and how playing can develop children’s different skills; and each of these creches were gifted a box of a play toolkit to use in their own creches.And we are looking forward into seeing the improvements from the children whose creches have received these play toolkits and also we will be working towards teaching other creches how to creat their own play toolkits using recycled materials and homemade toys.
Our year at the Nourish RISE creche always ends in a very special way - with our little ones graduating to go into Grade R at a local primary school. This is an auspicious event and a joyous occassion, one that deserves much wooping and celebration. Young minds progressing, flourishing and embarking on an educational journey should always be celerabated and our team and the parents do this well! Adorable graduation gowns, serious little faces as they recite proudly their learned poems or alphabet, and lots of food, music, joy, treats, gifts, certificates and happiness.
We are honoured through Sponsor a Child programs and through the support of each of you to continue to be an early childhood development institution and to continue providing children with a safe, fun space to grow, learn, and flourish in their lives!
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