This dedicated team is making a huge impact on the educational future of so many young children. They are:
(front row, l to r): Thokozile Shelembe (mentor), Magdel Hounsom (Occupational Therapist), Slindile Chamane (mentor)
(back row, l to r): Thandeka Dlamini (mentor), Joseph Mohlakoana (administrative assistant), Nontobeko Mnikathi (workshop assistant), Sthembile Magwaza (mentor), Julie Hay (director and trainer), and Linda Hill (project coordinator and fundraiser).
This year the team are reaching almost 900 children under 6 years of age with their mentorship programe, and over 40 000 children have benefitted from the Waste2Toys training that their parents and teachers have attended. The following feedback is just one example of the many positive comments that are received about the work that this team is doing:
“This was an absolutely incredible workshop! My colleagues and I have benefitted so much from this training. We deal with lots of disabled children in our sector and we plan to use this not only in our therapy to improve hand-motor skills [for signing] but also to create awareness of how they can do something different with their lives. Your team has been incredible and some amazing work is being done. Thank you so much!” Sharika, social worker at the KZN Blind and Deaf Society.