Newsletter June 2017

The importance of Early Childhood Development

There have been many articles and much talk recently about the importance of early childhood development so we thought we would share some of this with you.

Global experts report that a child’s early years are critical to the rest of life. Proper nutrition and brain stimulation improve physical growth and learning ability, while the absence of proper care and feeding in the first 1,000 days (3 years) can lead to stunting, poor school performance and lower earnings as an adult. Continue reading Newsletter June 2017

Newsletter June 2016

Hi All,

Daphne and I have had a very busy and productive three weeks at the Cavern. Firstly we helped to prepare for the Big5Hike Royal Drakensberg Primary (RDP) school fundraiser, then we visited the pre-schools to assess their needs and bought educational toys, stationery and tables and chairs. Next we delivered the fortified porridge and then we had a very busy week with two ladies from Scotland who came for two weeks to mentor all our teachers. Read more about that later. Continue reading Newsletter June 2016

Newsletter November 2015

Hi All,

We have been at a very hot and dry Cavern for a few weeks visiting the schools and assessing their needs for the new school year. Rain is desperately needed here and over all the summer rainfall areas of South Africa. Hopefully the rains will start soon.

We will be back at the Cavern early in January 2016 to help the schools at the beginning of the new school year. Whilst here we will welcome some members of the Rotary Club of Retford and be showing them the progress at our schools. Continue reading Newsletter November 2015

July 2015 Update

Hi All,

On a recent trip to one of our schools with some guests we were asked for our website address!! Daphne and I being of the older generation did not think of a “website” but we then thought that was a great idea and so “yes” our website has arrived. We still have some work to do on the site but it is accessible. Any suggestions will be great!!! Continue reading July 2015 Update