ILM’s search for the TLB continues, but it seems like DoPW (Department of Pubic Works) from the Mapuzi road site is going to help us to flatten the site……a few more days till head office gives approval πŸ™‚ (fingers crossed). In the meantime, things at ILM are progressing well.

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Mawotsheni pre-school – March 2012
Sustainable Coffee Bay - Montessori School
Willendoen then got shelves built for the pre-school πŸ™‚

One of our commitments to the new ILM project, is to help establish 6 pre-schools in surrounding villages and our first one has already started. Mawotsheni pre-school was built by our good friends, Willendoen from Holland. They took Nomapuzi’s pre-school from a dark, windowless hut, to a a rectangular, sunny room, and thanks to ILM”s generous friends, Maree Tebble and Darren, they have transformed this space into a proper pre-school environment – thank you!!!

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Shelves that need activities…..

Then Mareen Tebble and Darren went off to East London with a long shopping list, and came back with all these wonderful materials and activities – THANK YOU/ENKOSI KAKUHLU from Nomapuzi and all the children at Mawotsheni pre-school πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ xxx



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Starting to look like a pre-school πŸ™‚
Sustainable Coffee Bay - Montessori School
Starting to look like a Montessori pre-school πŸ™‚
Sustainable Coffee Bay - Montessori School
Mawotsheni pre-school children operating in their environment πŸ™‚

We look forward to the helping our next pre-school in the cluster, which is situated atΒ  Mount Packard.Β  If you would like any further info on this project, please feel free to contact me.

“If help and salvation are to come, they can only from the children, for the children are the makers of men” – Maria Montessori

Until next time, Dawn, Nomapuzi and all the children xx

ILM’s first cluster pre-school kicks off – May 2012
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3 thoughts on “ILM’s first cluster pre-school kicks off – May 2012

  • 11th May 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Fantastic to see it growing from a distance an we will go on with helping to substain an let it grow more. From a mud hut to a sunny preschool is so great for the children.
    Untill next time πŸ™‚

  • 20th May 2012 at 11:50 am

    Hallo Dawn!
    I am Olga Ventress, a enrolled nurse, with 34 years experience in nursing and basic primary health. I am at presant running a primary health clinic in a small rural town. I was in Coffee Bay 11 years ago where in help a gentleman after he had an open fracture of his tibula and fibula . We had to take him to the clinic 20 km way , where we got little help , but they called an ambulance to take him to mthatha . 3 years late we meet up with him again . He was alive ,but with a disablity of a limp. You should know him a very pleasant man . We where very pleased to see that we did help him as much as we could.
    This year in March we where in Coffee Bay for a week and we really want to do something for the community and its people . my dream would be to start a mobile clinic with my base in the Mapuzi river area .
    I can also train the communtiy to take can of there eldery and sick . I have do some home nursing and hospic work in my years of working as a nurse .
    I can speak Zulu, English, Afrikaans and German and would be able to learn Xhosa if needed.
    Please could you help me contact the peolpe that I need to speak to to get me started.
    I am looking at starting asap or latest end of the year. My brother is a machanic and framer that would also love to help . My husband grow up in Coffee
    bay and is a policeman .
    We are all in our late 40s to 50s. and really want to build an eco-friendly homested and help the community to develop to there full potentcial.
    My e-mail
    It would be awesome if you could guide us to who we should speak to , we would be truely thankful
    take care would love to see your preschools and assist with health problems and to keep the people all heathy .
    regards Olga

  • 22nd May 2012 at 10:53 am

    Hi Dawn an Olga,
    Get in touch with Ronald an let him talk with Olga an you.
    This is something what can be for the area a very good thing. Maybe also good to involve docter Ebey.
    Greets from Wil


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