The annual visit of Cedar House School in Cape Town is always a highlight at the Jujurha Education Centre. The enthusiasm and generosity of the students is inspiring and this year they brought gifts of teaching materials, toothbrushes & toothpaste, library books and much more. The children were particularly thrilled with the bright blue, red and silver scooters (which are favourite toys) and they are now being ridden at breakneck speed down the slope in our garden, out of the gate and into our (safe) roadway! Games and parties for the Preschool as well as the primary school children rounded off a happy visit by these special friends.
Learning is always exciting at the After School Enrichment Programme for Grade 1, 2 & 3 children from the local government school. Grade 1s planted spring seeds in mini terrariums made from plastic bottles Grade 2s enjoyed browsing through the Envirokids magazines donated by WESSA and Grade 9s from Xhora Mouth School, situated in the … READ MORE
Funeka, our Grade R teacher and a skilled facilitator, presented a thought-provoking and enjoyable workshop for 28 mothers, grandparents and even 1 father – the community tractor driver! Traditionally very young children spend many hours on their mothers’ backs and they lack even the most basic toys and books. After Funeka had emphasized how vitally … READ MORE
Life and the rituals of life carry on in Nqileni village. Over the past few months there have been weddings, an initiation ceremony, and funerals. Two more babies have died as a consequence of diarrhoea. The Department of Public works has said they are bringing toilets to the village next month, we wait and see. … READ MORE