The Singakwenza workshops teach parents, educators and community workers to make their own toys and teaching materials using recycling. Our goal at each workshop is to help the delegates understand that they are the most important element in a child’s education, not shelves full of expensive equipment. We have been into so many classrooms which are beautifully painted and fully kitted out with the latest materials, but there is no education happening. Expensive equipment isn’t what determines how well children are educated. All that is needed is a dedicated, enthusiastic person with a pair of sharp scissors, a marker pen and access to a whole lot of waste!
We have a number of different workshops available that teach different skills – Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Maths Skills, Language Development and Puzzles, and we run these sequentially. We can present these Waste2Toys workshops in Zulu, Xhosa, English and Afrikaans, or any language if a translator is provided, and we travel throughout South Africa and to other countries (funding dependant) to present our workshops.