Singakwenza, which means "We can do it!" is a Non-Profit, Public Benefit Organisation providing Primary Health Care and an Early Childhood Development programme, primarily to rural areas of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE MOBILE CLINIC
The services of the mobile clinics benefit farmers and businesses as they provided continuous education and attention to their workers' health, which reduces absenteeism and improves productivity. The clinic works best in conjunction with the HIV Peer Education Programme, which helps to de-stigmatize HIV and gives workers control over their wellness through knowledge. The Mobile Clinics are currently providing this service to many farms in the Umgungundlovu district.
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (ECD)
In many of the rural or previously disadvantaged crèches, there is a severe lack of Early Childhood Development programmes. As a result many thousands of children are missing out on a fundamental stage of their development, when one considers that almost 80% of a child's brain potential is established by the age of four!
The Singakwenza ECD programme provides crèche owners with skills and knowledge to stimulate and educate children aged 1-5, using recycling to make toys and teaching aids. The programme was developed around principles of helping communities to help themselves (doing "with" rather than "to"), empowerment of local people (especially women), and sustainability.
A key focus is on providing children with a solid educational foundation, to equip them with skills to succeed in the school system, ultimately helping them to make good life choices for the future. This programme is currently being successfully implemented in a number of crèches in and around the Pietermaritzburg area.
WHAT TO COLLECT FOR US
bread bags and tags
plastic bottle tops (milk, coke, etc)
1 litre yoghurt containers with lids
plastic milo, nesquik and hot chocolate
plastic formula/coffee tin lids
plastic margarine tubs
2 and 5 litre ice cream tubs with lids
cardboard paper towel inners
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL PLASTIC ITEMS ARE WASHED!
Annual Report 2014