ECD at home

Our new project, ECD @ home,  funded by the Starfish Foundation, aims to involve parents in the Early Childhood Development of their babies starting from the crucial first days of the child’s life. The plan is first to train our home-based carers in ECD for children aged 0-3 years. They will then train the parents when delivering the age appropriate toys to … READ MORE

“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