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We are a registered charity and community support group linking people in Devon UK with a rural village in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Our special interest is in children and young people’s education and welfare. We aim to fund training for teachers and young people and to help resource schools, pre-schools and educational initiatives.

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Jane Habermehl, an Early Years specialist teacher made links with a group of pre-schools in rural KwaZulu-Natal in September 2001. The Exmouth and Centocow Linking Association was formed on her return and over the years she has shared her knowledge of the pre-schools in South Africa and revisited the teachers on several occasions.

Her most recent visit was in October 2017.

As those who are supporting Jane and the projects are now from a wider area in Devon, The formal name of the Charity is now Devon Centocow Link even though the facebook page continues, for the time being, as the Exmouth and Centocow Linking Association.

Centocow is a small community of hamlets in the Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Municipality of south west KwaZulu-Natal. It is centered on the Catholic mission and the hospital.

See this sat map of Centocow

 

We are based in EXMOUTH Devon, UK

To Contact Us

Phone Jane

Tel : 07525433456

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    Devon Centocow Link

    Jane Habermehl an early years specialist teacher made links with a group of schools in Rurual Kwa-Zulu-Natal in September 2001. The Exmouth Centocow Linking Assoc. was formed on her return and over the years she has shared her knowledge of pre-schools in South Africa and revisited the teachers on several occasions.
    Devon Centocow Link
    Devon Centocow Link
    Rural Pre-school teachers of the Centocow area need your support.

    The aim of my original trip to Centocow in 2001 was to work alongside pre-school teachers, helping them to set up an association which would unite them and give them mutual support and become a force for group training. Each time I visit I learn more about the country and its culture and feel privileged to work alongside these dedicated teachers. The teachers here work on a voluntary basis in very inadequately resources buildings.

    In 2001 there were eighteen pre-schools and now their number has swelled to sixty. Working with Zimbili Dlamini, the co-ordinator of the Family Literacy Project we have divided the schools into six clusters by area. Each cluster chose a co-ordinator who would arrange a meeting every six to eight weeks to share resources and support each other, helping each other with funding applications. They would have a smaller transport bill and Zimbili would be a nominal co-ordinator distributing funds for transport and refreshment costs but twice a year calling whole Association meetings for training purposes. The first of these will be in December when a social worker will visit them to advise them on the lengthy and complex bureaucratic process of registration.

    Registration does not give the teachers other than a nominal quarterly payment but it does ensure that their provision is adequate in a basic sense and the big bonus is that they receive good food for the children they care for on a daily basis.

    By Jane Habermehl.

    Devon Centocow Link is committed to pay the teachers’ travel costs to their meetings and for maintaining a few essential resources such as scissors crayons and glue. See the whole article at
    https://www.devon-centocow-link.org.uk/2019/11/28/devon-to-centocow-highlights-from-a-recent-visit/
    for more information about our work with the pre-schools.

    Please consider a monthly donation, however small, in order for us to continue this basic support
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    Devon Centocow Link
    Pre-schools in Centocow KZN
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    Devon Centocow Link is with Sibongile Mtungwa.
    Girl Power

    18 teenage girls from four rural schools in the Centocow area are working towards becoming Authentic African Women for the 21st Century.

    Check in for more information on our website www.devon-centocow-link.org.uk
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    Zimbile and the Family Literacy Project

    One of the exciting developments for Devon Centocow Link since becoming a registered charity is the potential for learning from and engaging with our partner non-profit organisations. This opportunity gives us further scope for assisting in new ventures as well as benefiting our current projects.

    Find out more at
    https://www.devon-centocow-link.org.uk/2019/09/12/zimbile-and-the-family-literacy-project/

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