Time is not measured by clocks but by moments. During the first quarter of 2018 we had many wonderful moments and we would love to share some with you.
We received funding from Edcon in the beginning of February. With this funding we are able to expand our services to the nearby community of Wilderness Heights and improve the quality of the services that we deliver to the children and families of Touwsranten.
We have employed 4 new staff members: 2 parenting facilitators, a life skills coordinator and a high school facilitator.
We were also very fortunate to receive funding from Pathcare to employ 4 education facilitators that will act as mentors for the EPWP education facilitators. These new education employees will start on 2 May 2018.
The new parenting facilitators have received training in Sinovuyo Kids and -Teens as well as Book Sharing training. The senior parenting facilitators received supervision training in all of the above.
We have done a sucessful roll-out of Book sharing. Two caregivers with two children finished.
We are currently delivering Sinovuyo Kids to parents from Wilderness Heights community and and to a group of parents from Touwsranten.
Above are some of the parents of Wilderness Heights practicing the principles of Sinovyuo Kids.
We are also continuing with our Mamma-Baba programme. Here is Shanita with baby Junaid.
The number of children who attend our aftercare have increased. We are very grateful that so many children attend the programme. For this past quarter we had 72 high school learners and 410 primary school learners who attended.
With the help of wonderful donors, the Seven Passes could assist needy parents and caregivers with school uniforms, books and stationary.
The education staff have received Sinovuyo training. They have also received Move-it training. Move-it focuses on the holistic development and we are doing that with Grade 4 learners.
We still continue with the reading programme and thanks to the help and commitment of the reading volunteers we currently have 16 Grade 4 learners in the extra reading group.
Thembinkosi, our new life skills coordinator, designed a life skills program with the help and support of fellow education staff. This programme will focus on specific life skills and take the four pillars of education namely education, arts and culture, sport and lifeskills into consideration.
HELP NEEDED PLEASE:
- We urgently need our own building or funding towards a building .
- Financial contributions to attend the 4 afterschool care workshops- and training opportunities in Cape Town.
- We need help to set up our jungle gym and to do necessary work on it.
FINALLY …….. Thank you all for being involved and for caring. We thank you for supporting us in our efforts and helping us to grow in the process.
Wilmi and the Seven Passes Team