The United Nation’s International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8th, and is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by women who play extraordinary roles in their communities.
444 women have graduated from the Early Inspiration Training Programme since 2010 making them highly employable to work with children aged from birth to six years, as well as becoming valuable members of their communities. “The women who graduate from our programmes have to date had a positive impact on some 20,000 children in our developing communities” comments Early Inspiration MD, Dr. Lauren Stretch.
Part of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, is to ensure that all children complete free, quality primary and secondary education and it is through the up-skilling of women working in Early Childhood Centres and Primary Schools in developing communities, that Early Inspiration plays a key role within South Africa’s education system and working to achieve the 2030 agenda vision.
About the Early Inspiration Training Programme:
The Early Inspiration team is dedicated to being a catalyst for empowering practitioners giving them an understanding of early childhood development and the knowledge and skills to enhance the growth and development of young children.
Supported by local and international donors, Dr. Lauren Stretch and her team identify communities and early childhood development centres within them and then research the required interventions and assistance required.
“I Improved so much with this course and gained so much knowledge about stimulation and development of the child, and how to work with the parents.” ~ Siphokazi Moolman, Early Inspiration graduate and early childhood practitioner
“The course was really an eye opener for me, it makes me very passionate about developing children.” ~ Nomawethu Mande, Early Inspiration graduate and early childhood practitioner
To find out more about the work Early Inspiration does visit www.earlyinspiration.co.za.
Author: Kimberley Ogden
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