Jujurha reaches out to other preschools

Our visiting volunteer, Karen Kievit writes this about a recent workshop hosted by the Bulungula Incubator – Jujurha Early Learning Centre was host to eight visiting teachers and staff from three other preschools in the surrounding area: Zithulele, Mdumbi, and Coffee Bay. The visitors spent the morning touring our beautiful facilities and observing our wonderful … READ MORE

From Transkei to Tea bags

The pictures below tell the story of our first lemongrass harvest, four months after planting. We have successfully completed our first delivery of our first harvest, but it was not without substantial challenges! Our biggest concern was that mould might set in before the newly harvested crop was sufficiently dry. The first few days of … READ MORE

Expanding our rural school development programme

Significant strides have been made in improving equity of access to schooling in South Africa – however, we are a long way from achieving quality and equality in education. This fact is most pronounced in areas such as ours. Poorly qualified, unmotivated and frequently absent teaching staff, lack of infrastructure, insufficient support and oversight, and … READ MORE

Learning about litter

Our after-school enrichment programme offers afternoon education activities to learners from Grades One to Three from the local No-ofisi Primary School. Activities are designed to stimulate the children’s interest in learning and in their environment. This week, the activities focused on litter. The children were shown an array of beautiful shells collected on our beach … READ MORE

A visit from the dentist

As part of our health and nutrition programme, we were recently visited by a dentist from Zithulele Hospital. He ran a workshop with the kids on the importance of regular brushing, and gave each child their own toothbrush (certainly the first toothbrush that many of these kids have ever owned!).