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- 2017-03-15 | news
This month, we launched our Urban Farming programme for 30 “interns” (grade 5 students). Our programme takes the interns through the cycle of preparation, planting, caring and harvesting of crops grown in containers or crates. Each intern receives a manual and 10 crates to “farm”.
It is great seeing the new farmers taking part in the garden training. Some of our farmers from last year were so happy to be back in the garden as they met new friends! The most exciting thing they experienced was making their name tags and knowing they were created for a reason – they were created to belong to the family of Jesus.
The training takes place each Wednesday afternoon for 1 hour. Our hope is that the children will duplicate their skills at their own homes providing a steady source of food for their family. With this in mind, Ikhaya Le Themba runs an annual “Home Garden Competition” for the interns culminating in an event that celebrates the best home garden.
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- 2017-02-21 | news
Majority of the children and their families in underprivileged communities have experienced loss and trauma in their lives. Resilient Kids training creates an awareness of the socio/psych needs of vulnerable children in the community and provides tools to begin addressing the needs. This training will empower all participants of Masifunde to mentor children and their families with confidence.
The Masifunde programme empowers Teachers, Classroom Assistants and parents to work together to help ensure that children with learning/behavioural challenges remain in their main stream grades. The programmes gives an overview of the physiology of FAS, skills on techniques used to promote learning and how to address/handle behavioural problems.
The training has been developed by “Resilient Kids”, an NGO who has worked in the field for several years with great success. Initial training is held over 5 days and will equip trainers to present the training to the Masifunde participants, Staff, Carers and the general community as required.