Bringing the Gansbaai community together for young children

The Gansbaai community is getting involved in Early Childhood Development (ECD) this Mandela Day. 

 

Various events are taking place on Thursday, 18 July, at ECD sites that are part of the Flower Valley Early Childhood Development Programme. These include: 

1. STORY-TELLING, SOUP AND FLOWERS: FLOWER VALLEY SAYS ‘THANK YOU’

Flower Valley’s team will serve soup and tell a story at an informal ECD site in Masakhane. We will also be gifting a sustainably-harvested Fynbos bouquet to acknowledge and thank 25 ECD practitioners for their wonderful work with young children.

2: NEW SHELVES AT DOLFYNTJIES: GANSBAAI TOURISM’S SUPPORT

Gansbaai Tourism are encouraging their members to support the Dolfyntjies ECD Centre in Eluxolweni, Pearly Beach. The team will put up shelves for resource storage and donate learning support resources.

3: WINDOW BLINDS FOR DOLFYNTJIES: A GRANDMOTHER GETS INVOLVED

A grandmother living in Pearly Beach, Erna Struwig, is also supporting Dolfyntjies. She has arranged for blinds to be installed at the Dolfyntjies ECD Centre.

4: PLANTING VEGGIES, PAINTING AND POTJIEKOS: A DAY AT GROOTBOS FOUNDATION COMMUNITY FARM 

The Good Hope ECD Centre will enjoy a farm outing to Grootbos Foundation Community Farm, hosted by the Grootbos Foundation. Here the young children will plant veggies, learn about plant propagation and paint outdoor equipment. They’ll end the day enjoying a Potjiekos meal beside a fire.

5: LEARNING SUPPORT RESOURCES: AQUNION’S DONATION

The Good Hope and Takalane ECD Centres will benefit through a donation of learning support materials and equipment from Aqunion. Aqunion, an abalone company in Gansbaai, are key stakeholders of the Good Hope Centre.  

The Flower Valley ECD Programme works with 27 centres across the Overstrand Municipality. The programme reaches 920 children, 60 ECD practitioners, 20 managers and a number of Management Committees. 

Flower Valley works to improve the quality of and access to ECD services, for communities in the Overstrand. We do this through partnerships with community, government and NGOs. 

Our support services include: site registration, management and governance, resource access, partnership development and ECD practitioners’ training and mentorship.

From the Flower Valley team, a huge thank you to all the partners and donors who are supporting ECD sites and centres this Mandela Day.