Early Childhood Development (ECD) Programme 2016 – Motivation is key!

A key component of our ECD programme is to motivate the ECD teachers we work with to make changes so that they increase the development of the children in their care. Coleman and Glover state that, “…successful education depends upon motivation at all levels”. Two of the strategies for increasing motivation are ‘recognition and encouragement’ and ‘setting goals and giving feedback’. We try to put these into action through the ECD programme. One of the big ways that we do this is through child a...
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Keeping Children Safe

A research study called Optimus was carried out in 2015 with just under 10,000 15-17 year olds by The University of Cape Town and The Centre for Justice and Crime Prevention. The aim was to discover the scale of rolex replica abuse and violence children in South Africa are facing. “The initial results show that by the time South African children are 15-17 years old, many of them had already experienced sexual, physical or emotional abuse, neglect, or had been exposed to high levels of family an...
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iMatter Children and Family Work Conference 2016

On 30th July 2016 the fourth iMatter day conference took place at Grace Family Church in Umhlanga. One hundred and forty people attended from 20 different churches and NPO’s. The aim of the iMatter conference is to provide a place where Christians from around the city who are working with children and families can interact, be inspired and leave with their passion for their work re-ignited. As the planning team prayed about 2016 they really felt that God was saying that this years conference ne...
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