In January 2023 we'll open Noah's Ark Preschool's own baby group, in order to offer the smallest children a safe and stimulating environment too. Until then we'll need funds to prepare the space for these little ones.
When a child is born into poverty, it automatically starts life with a disadvantage. It has a huge negative impact on the development of a child. We therefore feel it’s urgent to start a baby group at Noah’s Ark Preschool.
Here we’ll be able to offer them love, attention and a warm and safe place, to give them a better start at life and to kickstart their development and growth.
We need funds to furnish, decorate and baby proof the space for this new group. We also need toys and other baby items, to offer them the safe and cosy environment they so badly need.
We need furniture and many household items for the renovation of our newest foster home in Jeffrey's Bay and the refurnishing of the existing houses, to make it a home for the children who will live there.
Our newest foster home in Jeffrey’s Bay is currently being renovated. It desperately needed an update. As soon as the renovation is done, we’ll start with the decorating and furnishing, to make it a home for the children who will come to live there.
The existing foster homes also need an update. Much of the furniture is either damaged or worn down over the years. We want to replace some of the furniture and redecorate, so that it remains a warm home for the foster parents and the children living there.
The woodwork group at the Rainbow Skills Centre is in need of more tools and a bigger supply of wood to be able to build more pieces of furniture and develop their carpentry skills.
We have a wonderful workshop for carpentry at the Rainbow Skills Centre, where a couple of young guys learn to work with wood and create furniture and art.
To improve the coaching of these guys and teach them more skills, we often need more tools. We also want to keep the wood supply filled, to provide the best environment and the supplies they need to develop their artisanship.
To learn how to read and write in a creative way, we need lots of pencils, pens, crayons, scissors, glue, writing books etc.
In the Junior phase of King’s College, the children spend lots of time learning about letters and numbers. For the youngest learners, this means colouring the letters, copying patterns, learning to hold you crayon the right way and lots and lots of repetition. Later on this becomes actual writing with a pen or pencil. Quite the challenge for young children, but they love the process! Slowly but surely, the shapes on the paper start to mean something, which then leads to them being able to recognise letters, write their own names and create stories and adventures on paper.
The new school year starts in January. That’s why we need lots of pencils, pens, crayons, scissors, glue, writing books etc.