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
Daphne and I have just spent several weeks at the Cavern whilst working with the Khanyisela Project mentors and Belgian Early Childhood Development (ECD) students at the pre-schools.
We also held our normal jumble sales and delivered porridge, stationery and toys. Continue reading Newsletter March 2017
Daphne and I are at The Cavern for a few weeks sourcing, buying and delivering toys, delivering porridge and showing potential donors the schools the project assists. We have had a very busy and fruitful time here. Read on to see what has been achieved over the last few months. Continue reading Newsletter November 2016
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
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
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. www.khanyiselaprojects.co.za We still have some work to do on the site but it is accessible. Any suggestions will be great!!! Continue reading July 2015 Update
We have recently spent 2 weeks at the Cavern visiting the Khanyisela Project schools to assess their needs for the year. Various items were bought in Johannesburg and issued. Still more needs to be done when we return in early April.
Continue reading March 2015 Update
We have just spent 3 weeks at the Cavern (our forth visit this year) working on the Khanyisela Project and Wow! What a week we have just had with visitors from the Rotary Club of Retford. Read on.
Continue reading Update November 2014