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Clay as a versatile medium in our programs

Over the past term we have been working with Clay in our Early learning program as well as in the open workshops. Clay is a versatile medium and supports children’s skills development on many levels. The grade R learners at Funimfundo made their own clay beads from scratch and in the process rolled the beads ,

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Parents workshop at Funimfundo pre school

This term we again offered workshops for the parents at each of the ECD sites that we are working at. Thank you to the Funimfundo Grade R parents for all attending the workshop on how to stimulate your child at home with every day- recyclable material. We spoke about school readiness and how parents can

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Early Beginnings at the Butterfly Art Project in Cape Town

It is still dark outside. The Creative Works team is up early this morning and we are all very excited. This is the first day of our training with the Butterfly Art Project in Cape Town. After a long drive, we arrive at Capricorn Business Park where we are warmly welcomed by the Butterfly Art

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Artist mentoring in Stanford

The vision for our artist mentoring is to bring established artists into our programs to mentor small groups of children towards creative and self-expression. We want to give young children and youth the opportunity to build up their artistic and life skills in these valuable artistic sessions. Sanette Upton is the artist who mentored the

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Parents workshops at die Bron Primary in Stanford

While working with the learners in our school based as well as community based programs we have observed many young children presenting with low overall skill levels in terms of their language, social, emotional and perceptual development. From observation we have learnt that many children, at an early age, do not receive the necessary stimulation via

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March Holiday Program

The creative works team offered another exciting, vibrant and very active holiday program in the March holidays. The Stanford team offered workshops from Die Bron primary in Stanford while the Masakhane team worked with the children from a new space that we are using from now on with the permission of the Grootbos Foundation. The

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Thank you AMANI HARMONIC Foundation

Many thanks to our partners in Switzerland , The Amani Harmonic foundation for supporting the new therapy space at Die Bron by providing funds for the extension of our outside deck. It will give us an extra 20 square meters space to do wonderful activities outside under the tress. We are very excited and looking

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Water colors in the open workshops

The theme of colors is extending from our early learning program into the open workshops were the children worked with lots of water color in the past few weeks. They made color rays on paper, explored color mixing, created butterflies and worked with printing flowers with water colors. The quality of watercolors brings a soft

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