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Charity profile

Masikhule's primary objective is to ensure that children living within marginalised and disadvantaged areas attend crèches and pre-schools that provide a holistic Early Child Development (ECD) and stimulation programme where learning is fun, creative, practical and relevant.

Masikhule’s ECD training courses have been developed over many years to offer ECD educators holistic, practical and stimulating content. Our uniqueness lies in the fact that our theme-based Early Learning Program has been overseen by a team of specialist Occupational Therapists and educationists with specific input to ensure learning and development is inclusive, remains focused on development through sensory- and perceptual-motor play and sensitive to the needs of all children.

Through focused training, mentorship plus monitoring and evaluation (M&E) our program has developed into a model that we believe will positively impact the growth and development of all pre-schoolers and should be available to all ECDs (and parents/caregivers).

This is an organisation of women working with women for the benefit of the children. Masikhule means 'we are growing' in isiXhosa. It is not just the children who are growing, but the women too. Please see www.masikhule.org for more information.