TRAINING, DEVELOPING AND EDUCATING WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN EARLY CHILD DEVELOPMENT SINCE 2005
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Quality Early Childhood Development for EVERY CHILD
MASIKHULE TEAM 2018 

WELCOME TO OUR DECEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
 
 
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Masikhule - We are growing!

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE IN 2018

"Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better” [Pat Riley]. It is an honour and privilege to be part of a process that recognises and rewards excellence in a challenging environment.  Within the Early Childhood Development field, there is no time for mediocrity and through our training and mentorship programmes, we have seen pre-school teachers and principals grow, develop and be truly empowered. The challenges these educators face are often extreme, but their commitment and dedication to ensure all children have access to quality ECD programmes is what sets them apart. 

Thank you each and every one of you - whether award-winners or not - for facing the challenges with grace and optimism.  In the words of award recipient Zukiswa Mabumbulu: “Masikhule has given me wings and now I can fly”. 


We appreciate all our supporters and wish you all a blessed festive season.

Léanne Keet, FOUNDER 

TOP 6 AWARDS 2018
Our Top 6 Awards 2018 event in November to honour those principals, teachers and ECD Centres that have shone during the year is always a highlight for us. It is wonderful to be able to give recognition to those who have shown commitment and determination, and who have succeeded in various spheres - shining a light for us all.

May this be the inspiration for a fruitful and gratifying 2019!

 
BEST ECD PROGRAM FOR 3 - 5 YEAR OLDS  

Apple Trophy awarded to Ronel Paulse and Gaironegia Visagie of Playway Pre-Primary

This award is in recognition of a very capable team that has worked con-
scientiously to develop and implement a holistic ECD Programme for the 3-5 year old children. 

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BEST IMPLEMENTATION OF
MASIKHULE NUTRITION PROGRAM

Deborah Hoepfl Trophy awarded to Twinkle Star Crèche

Jennifer April and her team were worthy recipients of this award. Within the first month of attending our Best Nutrition Training, Jennifer had implemented our suggested menus, ...

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MASIKHULE LIBRARY MEMBER OF THE YEAR

Vlok Family Trophy awarded to Bundles of Joy Educare

It was with great pleasure that I presented Mary Wales from Bundles of Joy with this Award," said Jeanine Andro, Library Manager. 

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MOST PROMISING NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Fiona Drysdale Trophy awarded to Kumnandi Educare

Kumnandi became a part of the Masikhule team last year and they are growing from strength to strength thanks to Estella Cookson and her committed team ...

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MOST CONSISTENT ECD CENTRE

Masikhule Trophy (Sponsored by Moira Duxbury) awarded to Sunshine Kiddies

Overcoming many obstacles this year, Sunshine Kiddies has proven through their consistent commitment that strength is gained through adversity. 

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TEACHER OF EXCELLENCE AWARD 2018

Masikhule Trophy (Sponsored by Gerda and Helmut Jung) awarded to Zukiswa Mabumbulu

Zukiswa received the Teacher of Excellence Award due to her managing to implement each and every aspect of the Advanced ECD Course to great effect. Not only during initial assessment ... 

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

 

Do you believe that early intervention can make all the difference?

Do you know that good Early Childhood Development can break the cycle of poverty in our country?

If you do - then please nominate Masikhule to win R100 000 towards our Early Childhood Development training and mentoring programmes in our marginalised communities.

Note: this is for charities only - not schools ... so get your school friends to nominate us too!

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is celebrating 21 years of giving back and YOU stand a chance to give your favourite cause a share of R2.1million.

Plus YOU could win a share of R21 000 WOOLWORTHS gift cards to treat yourself!

To win, nominate us and tell them why Masikhule Childcare matters (you will need your MySchool card / Woolies-linked card number - and if you're wondering what we need R100 000 for - well, we're hoping to implement a taxi service for the Teachers' Early Learning Resource Library so that the teachers can access it regularly, safely, be able to transport the resources and theme bags without having to walk long distances and use public transport and to minimise the time they are absent from their ECD Centres): https://bit.ly/2RrF6sF

EVENTS
2019 PATCH It Up Fundraiser Live Music Concert 
to support three vital children's charities

Four of South Africa's most talented musical acts are coming together on stage at the Spier Wine Estate Ampitheatre on the 2nd of February 2019 to create awareness and generate funds for three vital Western Cape children's charities:
Masikhule, PATCH and Halli Trust.
 
FAST FACTS FOR BUSY READERS
What: PATCH It Up Live Music Concert 
When: 2nd of February 2019 (18:00 – 23:00)
Where: Spier Wine Estate Amphitheatre 
Cost: R200 per adult, R100 per child under 12
Musical acts: Freshlyground, Anton Goosen, Piet Botha & Akkedis
(as The Lyzyrd Kyngs), Wendy Oldfield
Charities who benefit: Masikhule, PATCH Child Abuse Centre, Halli Trust

BUY TICKETSon the Quicket platform 
               
Many thanks to all who supported our Inspirational Breakfast fundraiser at Erinvale in October with Matthew Willman.  We appreciate your encouragement and  hope you enjoyed the morning as much as we did!  
 
The funds raised from the auction will be used to make sure the ECD Centres we work with have stationery for the children at the beginning of the year and funds raised from the event will go towards our Early Childhood Development training programs in 2019.
 

THE PERFECT GIFT!

 

If you missed Matthew Willman's presentation (or if you didn't!) then you need to buy his book 'Tripping Over Presidents' for only R200 per copy (of which R100 will be donated to Masikhule).

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To purchase for just R200 per copy please make payment to:

Beneficiary Name : Masikhule Childcare
Beneficiary Bank : FNB
Branch Code : 200512
Account Number : 62430665812
REF: BOOK

Then email your proof of payment to info@masikhule.org to arrange collection (in Somerset West).

A sunny South African send-off for Lieven Van Linden as he embarks on the 360 km Swiss Peaks ultra race in support of Masikhule.
RUN TO GROW - LIEVEN VAN LINDEN

We sent our very best wishes to Lieven van Linden as he braved the 360km Swiss Peaks Challenge!

Through Lieven's efforts he raised €1450 which is so appreciated! We are looking forward to him visiting us and some of the ECD Centres that have benefited from this donation in December.
 
If anyone else would like to raise funds for us this way, we would love to hear from you!


    

 
Our unique 2019 calendars are ready to go at only R120 each. To place your order simply contact us at lee@masikhule.org or visit http://masikhule.org/ways-to-give/ and choose your method of payment. If paying by EFT don't forget to include your name as a reference. Bulk orders can be couriered at an extra charge (and we offer a 10% discount on orders of 10 units or more) - otherwise collection is on arrangement in Somerset West.

Buy a calendar from Sage & Thyme Café in Somerset West and receive a free cappuccino/coffee/tea. Only while stocks last.
RELATE BRACELETS
MASKIHULE WONDERBAG
Our Relate Bracelets are proudly South African and each one sold raises funds.

Purchase online to support ECD in our community, or contact us to stock and sell.

Need a gift that keeps on giving?

The Masikhule Wonderbag not only saves fuel and money, it also keeps the moisture and nutrients in your food. It is a portable slow cooker that can also be used to keep things cold!

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Altair
Anton de Freitas (Sage & Time Café)

AP Herbertson
Coronation Methodist  
C. Stevens
D. Coombe 
Dalene de Beer 
DGMT

Dr Heather Blaylock 
Dr P. Keet 
Erinvale Hotel & Spa
Erinvale Golf Club
F. Gallagher
Fiona Drysdale
FussFree Printing
Garth Japhet
Gerda Jung, Friends &
Rotary E-ClubHanse D 1940


 
Golden Sunbeams
Greet de Wulf
 
Greg Lind
JAM South Africa
MiTek
Moira Duxbury
Morkel & de Villiers
Nadia Kamies
Robert Fraser
Santa Shoebox
Shoeboxes of Love
St Andrews Church
Survé Philanthropies
 
S. van Schalkwyk
The Lunchbox Fund 
Urban Voice Church
Volunteers

 
IT'S THE TIME OF YEAR FOR GIVING!
MAKE A DONATION

Make a donation in someone's name for Christmas and we will send them a thank you card via email! Simply decide the amount (once-off or monthly) then choose your method of payment here: http://masikhule.org/ways-to-give/

Then email us on info@masikhule.org with your proof of payment and the details of your chosen recipient and we'll do the rest!
MYSCHOOL CARD
 
Do you shop at #Woolworths?
Make sure that every time you swipe your Woolies card you are helping Masikhule, without it costing you a cent! Simply link your Woolworths card to MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and keep shopping!

Why not make MasikhuleChild your beneficiary today - it makes a world of difference! Call MySchool on 0860 100 445 during office hours or log onto http://www.myschool.co.za to update your details, amend your beneficiary or apply for a card.  
http://www.myschool.co.za/get-your-card-here/myschool-app



 
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