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By Esther Sithole According to A Child’s Right to Play: Policy Brief for South Africa, “Play is both a right as well as essential for optimal development of children in their early and later years”. Play is not only fun for children but it helps them...

Penreach Play Day 2019 Mbombela – “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.”- Fred Rogers. Penreach experiences the transformative power of play for young children on a daily basis, in pre-schools and homes across the region. But once a year, we celebrate...

By Poonam Dwarkaram What is water play in ECD? As Penreach Change Agents in ECD, our programme implementation plan consists of coaching and mentoring the Practitioners and Centre Managers of our target centres in Mpumalanga. This includes identifying different developmental activities and how to best implement them...

By Penreach ECD Change Agent Poonam Dwarkaram The natural playscape (or natural playground) is defined as a space with as little man-made components as possible. Using native plants, rolling hills, lots of trees; playscapes represent a natural place such as a forest. Playscapes are designed with the intent of bringing children...

Children need to play to learn and thousands of little children in Msholozi are able to do just that thanks to two dedicated Toy Libraries. “My son can now count numbers and I’m thankful to the project for teaching him” – Parent of child in...

The Penreach ECD Umphakatsi project is providing teaching and learning to over 350 children in Msholozi, and the field advisor heading this project makes regular visits to the households in Msholozi, to monitor the project. The practitioners who are working in this project are called...

The Penreach awards serve as an opportunity for Penreach, to thank the dedicated teachers who inspire and commit their time, all in the efforts of achieving educational excellence in the province. During the course of the year, Penreach advisors perform continuous progress assessments at target ECD...

In March 2016, a year to date, the Penreach Umphakatsi project introduced the first ever Toy Library to the community of Msholozi, based at Khula- Khula Day-Care Centre. This Toy Library has been a success in the development of the centre based as well as...

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