Charity: Little Big Early Childhood Development Centre, Egujini, Wartburg, KZN:
Phindile is a mother and experienced Project Manager. She holds a BA degree in Education and Biblical studies and a Teachers Diploma (Foundation Phase). She will be working as a Project Coordinator for the Little Big Early Childhood Development Centre in the rural village of Egujini, Wartburg.
Phindile has 13 years’ experience as a Junior Primary teacher . She’s also worked for 5 years as Head of Department, responsible for the smooth running of the School education and curriculum planning from Early Childhood Development to Senior Phase Years.
She was also responsible for teacher training, effective education and training including the New Curriculum implementation. She later joined the Non-Profit Organisation as a Whole School Development Facilitator and Project Manager, facilitated developmental workshops for Educators and School Management Teams;
Little Big ECD Centre focuses on educators and community leaders working together with enhanced capacity for planning, implementation and evaluation of School Improvement Plans based on Health Promotion and Early Childhood Frameworks. The community of Egujini Area and its centre has little access to formal and informal education to strengthen their programmes. The purpose is to strengthen the capacity of the NPO as a Development Centre for responding to the crisis facing children by becoming centres of care and support in the community.
Phindile’s project will be focused on creating:
- A functioning, sustainable care and support network around the centre, source funding from various funders, local government and Government Department and other Corporate Social Investment Projects. Children need opportunities for fuller development and the centre lacks necessary resources to enhance these skills. The main aim is to provide and disseminate resources aimed at developing their full emotional, social and physical potential through sourcing toys, play and healthy eating.
- Empowerment Project to build capacity of the Centre so that it is able to serve its community including the youth and the elderly. The main aim is to empower the elderly women who have limited craft and gardening skills.