The 5th of October is World Teachers Day. One of Life Childs’s four focus areas is education. We believe that a good education, especially early childhood development, is vital in any child’s further success at school. As you know a good and passionate teacher plays a very important role in the educational process. We would like to share two stories of some of our wonderful Life Child preschool teachers.
NTSIKI AND KHANYA – LIFE CHILD PRESCHOOL CAPE TOWN
Ntsiki Dlulane is the principal and owner of one of Life Child’s Partner Preschools, Ithemba Preschool in Samora Machel and her daughter Khanya runs the Montessori educational programs and also is a part-time Montessori trainer for Life Child. She has Level 5 in ECD is currently waiting on a bursary to take it further with an Education Diploma.
Ntsiki said: “ Our goal is to have a high standard of basic education for children, to teach them about Christianity and make them respect each other and everyone, because of the corrupt community we live in which is full of crime and gangsterism.”
It is truly an inspirational story of how Ntsiki Dlulane started the school in Samora Machel in 2010 with 6 children. Ntsiki was living in her eldest daughter’s house and running the preschool in the same house at this time. It was at this time that Life Child decided to partner with Ntisiki. After her daughter realized her mother’s dedication and drive she gave her the house for the school! The preschool grew rapidly and has undergone 3 extensions and rebuilds – starting with fire-resistant zinc structure and finally, brick and mortar which is the material needed for Ithemba to be registered with Social Development – a process she will now complete. Early 2018 saw the final build which was a 2nd level ensuring enough space for 70 children which are what is accommodated at present.
“Presently Life child has made my dream of so many years to build other classes upstairs come true. As a cherry on top, our kitchen through the help of Life Child and Easy Life Kitchens has just been built. Looking at how it looks is just amazing. We also wish we could improve on the type of meals we offer to our children,” says Ntsiki.
MAXMOSS DAMIANO – MOYO PRESCHOOL MALAWI
Maxmoss was born in 1991 and he joined Life Child Moyo preschool as a teacher in September 2014. Maxmoss is the longest-serving teacher at our Moyo preschool in Malawi.
Max is one of 6 children and when he lost his father in 2016 life for him became difficult but that never let him sway from his faith in God and calling to serve children. Max is very passionate about his job and that is evident through his professional assessment tests and the way Maxmuss’s students are talking about him. Even after leaving preschool children remember him with kind words.
Catherine Msonda, the Moyo preschool principal ,says that what children love the most about Max is that he loves them back. He shows he cares for his students despite the mistakes they make. He knows each child by name and celebrates and values each child’s unique personality. He always speaks kindly and softly, corrects children lovingly and never raises his voice. Parents are always eager to meet the teacher their children love so dearly.
Currently Max is studying for his diploma in Montessori education which will help him even better foster and enhance each child’s natural sense of joy and wonder as well as help children grow academically.
We praise God for Max’s life and the passion he has for helping children reach their full potential.
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