Thank you Masiphumelele and goodbye for now…
Last month we left our project sites in Masiphumelele. We started in Masiphumelele in March 2011. We have run Educare, Healthcare and Construction projects in the community. We have also provided teaching support for a Safe House in the community, and have seen pleasing progress with all of these projects.
In the Educare projects at Kiddie’s Corner and Rainbow Centre we have helped put structures in place and have focussed on helping the staff at these sites to provide an effective curriculum for the children. This has involved supporting them with the planning and delivery of lessons and developing assessment processes.
In our Health Care projects we have worked in a range of Educare centres and have worked with staff and children on topics such as hand washing, tooth brushing, healthy living and fire safety. In our Construction projects we have improved facilities in local Educare centres.
Our work at the Safe House has focussed on supporting children with their homework and developing their creative side through dance, music. We’ve also worked on life skills such as cooking.
In our final week we were able to run an Emergency First Response course for community staff members from each of our Masiphumelele project sites. We are pleased to say that they all passed. They are now able to take these valuable skills away to use at their sites and also within the community. A GVI staff member also participated in this training and found it a great experience to learn alongside the community staff.
We leave our project sites with many treasured memories and are proud to reflect on the achievements made by our Project Partners, volunteers and staff for the children of Masiphumelele.
If you’d like to find out more about how to become involved in some of the vital community development projects and initiatives the teams are undertaking here in Cape Town please visit our website, our blog, or feel free to contact us for more information.