Tool kits for ECD Centres
In partnership with Biblionef we created these 20 tool kits. The tool kits went to the Western Cape, Limpopo, Eastern Cape, North West, Free State and Northern Cape. Biblionef donated 250 books out of the 1012 books and 300 toys in total. All the softcover books are covered in plastic for a longer use. And all items are in a box with wheels so the ECD can easily carry them and the books and toys have a place to stay and not lying around in the ECD.
As one project Denja Otte, German Volunteer in Cape Town, went to Pre-Primary Hangberg. Hangberg Pre-Primary School is situated in Hangberg, Hout Bay. Many of the residents are employed in fishing and other industries related to the harbour. She had support from Timo and Mark, two German Scouts from the DPSG (German Scout Association Of Saint George), Daniel from 1st Bergvliet and Milly, Nosisa and Eleanor from the National Office. Denja and her team visited one Grade 00 and two Grade R´s. Each class has between 20 and 25 children and 2 teachers. They divided in three teams and brought the tool kits in the classes. The children were very excited to see what is in the boxes. So, all together started unpacking the boxes and all the children got to see what is inside. After they discovered everything, they read a few of the books and played some of the games. ”It was amazing to see what smile the children had, when they saw all the books and toys.”, says Denja. The teachers and children were so happy about the visit and the new books and toys. One of the girls came to Denja gave her a hug and said “Thank you really much. I will always remember the Scouts, when I will read the books.” Karen Temlett, a volunteer at the Pre-Primary, says: “Thanks so much, the teachers are enjoying the tool kits very much!” The children and teachers make good use of the toolkits.
On 27th April 2017, Scouts from the Eastern Cape delivered the kits at Sinoxolo day-care -centre, 2 Teachers and 20 children attended, as well as 25 parents including school committee. And they also went to Sinekhaya day-care-centre were 4 parents, 3 teachers and 12 children attended. 16 Scouts and Cubs from two different groups were involved. On our arrival, the Scouts were welcomed by the school committee and parents. The parents were very impressed and happy as Scouts handed out the books and some of the Scouts read stories from the books. They played some games, which were enjoyed by both the children and the adults. The Principal was very grateful and thanked the Scouts, the centre did not have any educational materials, and this is going to be their first.