CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME

Strengthening the skills, competencies and abilities of people and communities.

 

CAPACITY BUILDING

TEACHERS’ EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE LIBRARY
EARLY LITERACY DRIVE
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CENTRE UPGRADES
COURSE RESOURCE KITS

Dream of Developing a Teachers’ Early Learning Resource Library Realised

Masikhule realised that a challenge facing community-based ECD Centres is that due to financial constraints and limited experience in the principles of Early Child Development, as well as the lack of space, the majority of the Centres in low-income areas and informal settlements are not able to offer the young children in their care optimal learning programs and a variety of learning experiences.

Our plan of action was therefore to give community-based ECD Centres the opportunity to become members of an Early Learning Resource Library. In 2015 we took this concept, and with lots of hard work and assistance from many supporters, made it a reality!

Please contact Léanne on lee@masikhule.org if you would like to get involved. 

Masikhule Teachers’ Early Learning Resource Library (ELRL)

In 2016 we launched our ELRL and the ECD Centres that have become members now have fortnightly access to:

Teacher and classroom resources which include theme packs, resource books, classroom visual aids and equipment.

Theme-based lesson plans, activity ideas and material necessary to implement the learning programs.
Age-appropriate educational toys, games and books for the children as well as inspirational books for the teacher.

Further training in the optimal use of these resources and educational materials by a trained Community Worker.

Laptops and printers.

Dream of Developing a Teachers’ Early Learning Resource Library Realised

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

EARLY LITERACY DRIVE

“If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” – Roald Dahl

 

EARLY LITERACY DRIVE

All children, of all ages, need to have access to books to improve early literacy skills, to develop their minds and aptitude for learning, their communication and language skills, their imagination and to expand their understanding of the world.  Reading (and being read to) is also a perfect way to de-stress and relax.  And it is fun!  Many children living in marginalised communities have a severe lack of access and exposure to reading material.  As part of our desire to introduce young children to the wonderful world of books, we aim to install a reading corner at each and every one of the ECD centres we mentor. Each reading corner will consist of a variety of age- and language-appropriate books and items to make the reading experience even more pleasurable, enticing and homely, such as comfortable cushions, mats, blankets, soft toys and wall decorations.

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CENTRE UPGRADES

Upgrade an ECD Centre.

 

CENTRE UPGRADES

The development and upgrade of an ECD Centre could include:

•     Building new classrooms
•     Installing proper roofing
•     Kitchen facilities
•     Upgrading of security
•     Upgrading of flooring
•     Providing tables and chairs
•     Storage facilities
•     Resource development and equipment needs.

NEVER STOP REACHING FOR YOUR DREAM!

 Thank you for growing us.

Masikhule makes a positive contribution to the upliftment of communities through skills training, mentorship and capacity building in the field of Early Childhood Development.

The name Masikhule means
‘Let us Grow’ in isiXhosa.

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