Waste2Toys Workshops with Singakwenza

In October and November Singakwenza ran two workshops for our Educare students. Common recyclable materials were used to make simple toys and equipment for gross motor and fine motor development in pre-school children.

Understanding the physical development of children between the ages of 3 and 6 years is one of the essential pillars of the Siphakeme Educare course. Pre-school teachers must know how a child develops physically and what is expected of a child by the time he/she enter Grade 1. Playing games is essential for this development and is a source of great joy and fun for the children.

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Our New Website

We have a brand new website to help us tell the world about Siphakeme.
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Early Childhood Development Conference

On Saturday 10th September a group of Level 4 students and their facilitator attended a one day ECD Training Conference in Kloof, near Durban. It was organised by The Love Trust, our social franchise partner. Attending the conference were other Level 4 students from other Love Trust Teacher Training Centres in KwaZulu-Natal Province.
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Start of third Level 4 course

On 2nd September 14 students registered for the ECD Level 4 course. This is our third course and brings the total number of students doing Level 4 at Siphakeme to 40. Thirteen of these students have completed or are currently doing the Educare course and are now keen to add more theoretical knowledge to their practical training.
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New Educare Course

Beginning of July saw a new group of students to enrol for Educare arrive to start their year of training. The students come from all corners of the greater Pietermaritzburg area, travelling into the city by taxi or bus and then walking the last few blocks to Metro Church. This time there a two students travelling from Durban, a distance of 90 kms, to attend classes every two weeks. The group is larger than usual (total of 40 students divided into two groups of 20) and enthusiastic to start learning. Read More

Graduation Day 2016

Graduation Day has passed. A celebration of a year’s course completed and a certificate to show for it.
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Graduation Day 2013

On Monday this week 20 ladies completed the yearlong course and graduated.
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