“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

This month’s workshop for the parents was about the importance of books in their children’s lives. The workshop facilitator was Phikiswa, one of the Jujurha Preschool teachers. Phikiswa started by welcoming the parents and explaining that the topic of the day was books and the significance of reading. Most of the parents cannot read themselves or … READ MORE

Immunization at Jujurha

Jujurha Preschool has become a regular immunization centre for the Nqileni children. Nurses from the Primary Health Care clinics let us know when the usual vaccination is due and then visit Jujurha, where during school terms, 60 children can be vaccinated at once. Even during school holidays, Jujurha still functions as an immunization centre as it is … READ MORE

Mentor Mothers training for our caregivers

For two weeks our home based caregivers attended the Mentor Mothers training which is part of the Philani outreach programme. The Philani Health and Nutrition Project is a community-based non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to the protection of the rights of every child to proper nutrition and healthcare in communities where malnourished children and destitute mothers … READ MORE

ECD training for Mentor Mothers in Zithulele

Our collaboration with the Philani outreach programme continues to grow strong with the training exchange that began this month. Jujurha Pre-school principal, Funeka, together with the Education Programme Manager, Lindiwe, spent a week at Zithulele hospital training the Mentor Mothers (MM) on Early Childhood Develpoment (ECD). They started by explaining what ECD is, why it is important for the child … READ MORE

Mamas make message holders for the Jujurha children

Community participation and parent involvement in education is an important aspect of the Bulungula Incubator’s work in the area. Monthly workshops on a variety of different subjects are held for the parents, grandparents or caregivers which aim to encourage participation in the children’s development and education. This month, the workshop was on how to make … READ MORE