2015 has started well for Ikhaya Labantwana Montessori and the ‘old’ children are really happy to be back at school 🙂 The 35 new children that have joined/are joining Ikhaya Labantwana Montessori, have staggered starting dates…..with 4 newbies joining us each Monday and this system seems to be working quite well. By April 2015 we will have our maximum capacity of 60 children attending and there are still more than 30 children on the waiting list.
Ikhaya Labantwana Montessori has welcomed Sarah McAdam, a Montessori student from Cape Town, to our team this year. Sarah is studying through ELF and has had 1 and a half years work experience at Blue Moon Montessori in Cape Town. Sarah has lovely creative skills and yoga skills, which she is already sharing with Ikhaya Labantwana Montessori and the children. We wish Sarah the very best and thank her for her time and effort.
By April 2015, the local ladies who have been studying Montessori ECD through MCSA, should receive their certificates and we are very excited about this! And Qualified Directresses mean proper wages……
Ikhaya Labantwana Montessori currently has 30 children sponsored at R300/R350 per month – A HUGE thank you to all our sponsors!! And we do receive a stipend from the Department of Social Development (for a maximum of 30 children), but we are still way short on our budget for the new financial year 🙁
We are urgently looking for sponsors, for 30 children at Ikhaya Labantwana Montessori, at R600 per month (only 33GBP or45 Euro’s or 51 US Dollars)! If we can reach this target, Ikhaya Labantwana Montessori will be able to achieve many things in 2015 and we will be able to grow to another level. Your R600 per month sponsorship covers:
- A solid Montessori education during a young rural child’s most important foundation years
- 2 Nutritious meals per day
- A daily calcium supplement
- De-worming twice a year
Any individual /company/school/sports club/group of friends/family/pub mates/travellers or churches may sponsor a child. You will be sent photo’s of ‘your’ child in action during the year, as well as art pieces and notes, when they are able to write.
If you would like to get involved in helping change the educational future of a young rural child, please feel free to contact me for any information. I look forward to a full in-box!
Dawn and all at Ikhaya Labantwana Montessori
“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. YOU can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”
― Nelson Mandela