MoP to revamp ECD centre

2015-11-04 06:00
Photo: tania sandberg MoP social worker, Dr Marina Botes does group work with ECD children.

Photo: tania sandberg MoP social worker, Dr Marina Botes does group work with ECD children.

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MOTHER of Peace (MoP) wants to revamp its Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre.
“We feel education is key to eradicate poverty,” said MoP general manager, Iris Canham

“Currently we have 32 children in ECD. It is our hope to strengthen our education programme and implement a trainer programme that will improve the participation of parents and caregivers in children’s education. The Rotary Club of Amanzimtoti is our partner in this programme, which will be a pilot for Rotary.
We believe the lessons and models will be expanded to improve education outcomes in the broader community,” Canham stated.

“The ECD programme should be attractive, holistic and enhance community involvement. We are looking at stakeholders who can assist with progression as we intend including extramural activities that are relevant and inspiring. If we change a child’s mind-set using conscious language, encouragement and artistic impression, we can spark the inner creativity and inspire children to focus on the future.

“Another of our possible ECD partners is Gavin Hughes, Toti musician who wants to teach the children how to play drums. He has done a few lessons which have had a very positive effect on them.
“Another programme that we would like to see started is instilling good manners. We will see what we can do at that level as statistics indicate that children with a holistic approach are better adaptive. We also hope to get an ECD trainer to assist us,” Canham said.

Anyone interested in assisting can contact MoP on 031 916 2299.

The Rotary Club of
Amanzimtoti is our partner in this
programme, which will be a pilot for Rotary

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