Programme overview

Educationalists unanimously agree that Early Childhood Development (ECD) plays a fundamental role in the life and development of children, with far reaching affects into adulthood.

The Play Centre was constructed between Feb-July 2009 and the Play School opened later that same year, in October 2009, with 40 vulnerable children between the ages of 3-5 registered.

Two local ladies, Helen Hancock and Linda Stone, both ECD specialists, volunteer as Managers of the Play School. Helen and Linda, together with 3 Play Therapists who they are training, have created the most inspirational space where children come and play and have fun in a safe and caring environment.

Programme updates

Ten Woza Moya workers travel to Durban for Module 2 of the ECD training arranged by AFSA, from the 6 - 10 DEC.

Sue, Jane and Benedicta, and the 3 play therapists held an open and orientation day at the Play School, for old and new parents and guardians.

On Friday 30 October 2009 the new Play Centre at Woza Moya Project was officially opened. It was built from February to September 2009 with funds raised by Gavin Harrison and the Hawaiian Sangha; and Patricia Schafer of Mothering Across Continents based in Charlotte USA. Their commitment and generosity in funding this building is greatly appreciated by Woza Moya and the community it serves.

New Play Centre Open Day is held for the Ufafa community. Orientation is done by Jane, Benedicta and Sue.

Local farming ladies, Shirley Moberly and Sue Pooler, lay out gardens around the new Play Centre, using indigenous plants and various aloes from their own gardens.