Edutak Training Programme

Edutak had the opportunity to train 108 level 5 learners for Gauteng, North West and Mpumalanga, and 84 Level 4's in Gauteng, Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga. All of them performed well and were deemed competent by ETDP SETA.

Support Programme

In 2015, Edutak was able to introduce the nutrition, toy making and children with special needs workshops to Malebitse, Zebediela and Ga-Mphahlele for the first time. We had 258 practitioners who were able to attend these workshops, and we have found out that there is a great need for us to go back from time to time to check up on them. The need is great in these areas. Our Level 4 learners visited Zama Zama Pre-School at Booysens near Attridgeville to do their 67 minutes in July. None of the teachers at Zama Zama have been to training and the visit was of great help for them. The practitioners help them to adapt their daily programme and menu and the teachers had a chance to observe their peers teaching the children.

Achievements

Every year in September Edutak hosts a cultural day to celebrate the different cultures that are within the studying groups. We were fortunate to host the likes of the San chief and Nothembi the Ndebele singer to add humour for the day. A new relationship has been established with the University of Sefako Makgatho in 2015. The aim of the relationship is to promote a healthy early childhood deleopment in ECD centres through healthy eating. The gardening project is progressing well. Beds have been made and seedlings provided by the Department of Agriculture have been planted and we are looking forward to have fresh vegetables from our own garden and to provide some to the early learning centres around us. The Department have been very supportive on this project from the beginning up to now, and we are grateful of the support they are giving us. Edutak is now a member of NECDA, Cotlands and Autism SA. The collaboration has been profitable for us because we now receive information and help that we would not have received elsewhere.

Progress Towards The Future

Edutak is hoping to provide quality education to under priviledged children. We are planning to achieve this through improving our own programs and endeavours like to alumnae and support programmes. With all the support we are receiving from different stakeholders and partnership, we expect a great future ahead.