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Teenage Girls Centocow High School

Giving teenages a hope for the future

 

For:

  • Community fund raising.
  • Raising awareness of the South African community.
  • Links with nurseries and pre-schools.
  • Making links in schools and communities.
  • Helping children to a better future

We are all Global Citizens

Global learning is an important element of education today.

Children need to learn about the interdependence of countries and how sustainability and development are world wide issues.
This project will bring these aims to life for pupils in the context of a South African village with which they can develop lasting links.

“The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.” Nelson Mandela

Our Aim

Our Aim is to work alongside charities in a rural area of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa to help fund and support training and education from the Pre-school child up to young adults and teachers in their communities.
We aim to broaden our partnerships across the two continents and engage teachers in a dialogue which will lead us all to a better understanding of true fellowship.

We aim to work in the spirit of the Sustainable Development Goals to help;

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all
and
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

 

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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.
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    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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