Principal Yolandi Jacobs was thrilled to have the Navy volunteers arrive in two busloads at Jaydine's Daycare preschool during the Oyster festival period. Hours were spent erecting a new perimeter fence, repairing doors and cornices as well as painting the interior and exterior of this bustling little preschool. On behalf of Yolandi and her preschoolers, we would like to heartily thank Steve Eriksen (Lieutenant Commander SCC SA Navy) for co-ordinating this fantastic effort!
Knysna Education Trust was named NGO of the Year 2015 at SABC Eduweek Awards which honours excellence within the African Education Industry. This is a fantastic accolade for our team!
The judges said: "Their focus on ECD, and development of teacher/care giver skills for the first 1000 days is amazing and so needed within our society. That these centres and the people leading and working within, are up skilled and assisted to become truly effective institutions is highly commendable."
Two days of Numicon mathematics training with Operation Upgrade teachers in Plettenberg bay resulted in positive comments such as:-
"Can't wait to implement it" "The training was wonderful ... I would like to have more training" "Gives me ideas how to do maths with children" "Am looking forward to working with Numicon" "If maths was taught this way everybody will like it... an easy way to teach children to understand" "I really enjoyed it, had lots of fun and got nice, new ideas" "I'm proud to be part of the Numicon programme... I will implement everything... you really make me see my job a practitioner in another way" "With Numicon children will enjoy learning maths. They will have a lot of fun, because it is not as tough as the word Numicon sounds" "Numicon rocks!"
KET edu-mentor and Numicon specialist Gail Rossini and edu-assistant Xoliswa Mabukane are thrilled with this great feedback, clearly indicating that the extension of this maths programme is bound to be a great success!
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