The African ECD Classroom on Wheels :
'' An innovative, solar powered modular teaching space that transforms any area into a classroom for early childhood development. The size of a small cupboard ,Yet - "We can have an unbelievable 22 children utterly and intensely concentrating on a video lesson/educational aid or just enjoying a book at the front section of our award winning African ECD Classroom on Wheels ,while at the rear, we have another 16 totally engrossed in various educational activities that enhance a whole range of cognitive skills .That 's an amazing 38 children totally engrossed in a learning activity and enjoying themselves while they at it.Designed specifically for township Early Learning Centres and Edu -Cares ,where resources and space are huge challenges.
Winner : Swarm ''Future of Education 2016 '' . Finalist : South African Edu -Week Awards 2017 Finalist : Chivas Regal Venture SA 2018 Finalist : SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards 2018
Findings from The South African Early Childhood Review revealed that nearly 4 million children under the age of 6 lack access to the critical care and support that is required for their development, which in the long run increases inequalities within South Africa - hindering all social and economic inclusion efforts. It is for this reason that Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes are necessary to bridge the social and economic inequalities in South Africa and that these programmes are collectively supported by all South Africans, to enrich the lives of children from disadvantaged background.
Longitudinal studies have shown that early readers continue to get higher grades than their peers through grade school.Reading opens the door to your child's early academic success, imparts a love of learning and leads to higher grades in every subject.Sadly in South Africa ,60% of poor children under the age of 4 do not have access to any form of ECD programs , a valid reason why only 50% of those who start Grade 1 ,successfully go on to complete Grade 12 .Furthermore, 66% of the population, under the age of 35, are unemployed •
Our Solution: The Angel Classroom on Wheels (ACOW). Here is a summary of the benefits of the Angel Classroom on Wheels : * *A compact and secure storage unit for books and teaching aids * *A central point from which the Educator delivers lessons (Something vital in overcrowded Edu-Cares) * A place where Learners can explore the concepts taught ,using the stored teaching aids *A mobile classroom library with age appropriate reading material * Transforms inot a Puppet Theatre in a few seconds,which can be used by both Teacher and student for those vital life skills
CLASSROOM ON WHEELS ( Angel COW) :
The unit can be used in a pre-school ( aged 2-4 years) ,foundation phase (Grade R - Grade 3 ) or intermediate (Grade 4 - Grade 6 classroom).
It supports THREE main learning areas
*Life -Skills There are eight activity boards affixed to the rear that support the main pillars of Early Learning .The unit easily manages to keep a whole classroom engrossed in an educational activity at any given time.See the concentration on the children's faces and as they play they learn a whole range of skills besides literacy ,life skills and numeracy, such as FINE MOTOR SKILLS ( ie .Finger dexterity with bead threading ,plastic construction ,connecting plastic links in a chain ,plaiting laces ,jigsaw puzzles etc ,MOVEMENT & BALANCE (eg ,the use of bean bags) and SPATIAL development (copying patterns from an abacus ,completing a jigsaw puzzle ) , SPATIAL and SEQUENTIAL SKILLS, SHAPES, SORTING and MATCHING BY COLOUR /SHAPE ,HAND -EYE CO-ORDINATION , CONCENTRATION/PERSEVERANCE AND CREATIVITY
.When not in use ,the unit is closed up ,padlocked shut ,and turned to face the wall ,a real space-saver .
A successful campaign will allow us to reach 11 vulnerable Children's Centres and schools
FEEL FREE TO ''ADOPT '' A POOR EARLY LEARNING CENTRE BY PURCHASING A UNIT FOR THEM.WE WILL DELIVER.HAVING REACHED 55 CHILDREN'S CENTRES SO FAR .HELP US REACH 100 VULNERABLE CHILDREN'S CENTRES BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR