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2011

Going beyond the ABCs
21 December 2011 - It’s not just another activity … the Girls and Boys Education Movement – simply known as ‘GEM/BEM’ – helps children and young people to recognise and make the most of their potential.

Early Childhood Development – the best start in life
September 2011 - Lindiwe, a 21-year-old mother of two, sings a lullaby to her baby. A lullaby that has been passed down by generations, sung to her by her mother and grandmother, known to children and mothers across South Africa.

Sport for Development scores a goal at Senaoane
August 2011 - A healthy body, a healthy mind. This is one of the philosophies behind the Sports for Development programme, which in now in its fourth year at Senaoane Secondary School in Soweto.

Examining the impact of the global recession on children
12 August 2011- Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, today unveiled two studies which highlight the impact that the global economic recession had on children and families living in poverty.

Expanding the circle of protection
8 August 2011 - Perhaps you’ve heard of the ‘model’ of community-based childcare, known as Isibindi? It was developed by the National Association of Child and Youth Care Workers in response to the impact of AIDS and poverty on South Africa’s children.

Girls go Techno
14 July 2011 - South Africa has a shortage of skills in science, technology and engineering. So, you may be surprised to learn that generally, the country’s girls have not been encouraged to pursue traditionally male-dominated subjects.

Hope shines at Mountview Secondary School
21 June 2011 - Hanover Park is often in the media for all the wrong reasons – the community has long been crippled by gangsterism and drug abuse – and growing up there is no easy feat.

Building health and saving lives
9 June 2011 - It’s a sad fact that 83% of Limpopo’s children live in poverty. So, you’d assume that this province’s Malamulele District Hospital probably performs poorly – especially since most of SA's baby death rates are linked to district hospitals

International Day of Families
9 May 2011 - The International Day of Families is an occasion to celebrate the importance of families to people, societies and cultures around the world. The year 1994 was proclaimed as the International Year of Families by the United Nations.

Child Friendly Schools in the Northern Cape: KimKgolo Primary School
April 2011 - “At our school we take every opportunity that avails itself to us to. We work very hard to improve the school,” says Kelebogile Suipers, Principal of KimKgolo Primary School, Galeshewe township in Kimberley.

Child Care Work - Speaking to SELINAH NTUKA
Selinah Ntuka, has been a social care worker with ISIBINDI Kathorus in Katlehong, Johannesburg, since June 2006. She is a mother of two and takes care of her 11-year old niece. She spoke to us about her work and how she found her calling.

Support to a vulnerable child yearning for a mother’s love
A seven-year-old girl carries her little brother on her back, pretending to be just like Mommy; a young boy flies his home-made kite and a few elders sit on the sidewalk enjoying the breezy, hot open space near the Middelpos informal settlement...

 

 

 

 

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