The Love Trust partners with Crèches in disadvantaged areas – mainly Tembisa. We help to develop and enhance the learning experiences at the Preschools. One of the ways we do this is through monitoring and evaluation.
A couple of us took a trip with our Educational Specialist – Lynn, Field workers – Wandile, Puseletso, and Bongi to see how it all goes down. Eddie and Dudu from Christ Church Midrand led us in bible studies. Lindsay, Chantal, and Sally our Fundraisers joined us too, together with Shaun from African Bank, and Tammi, finance. In order for us to see the progress or drawbacks, we had different departments of our team tag along to gauge and figure out where to allocate future funding requirements.
What is also neat was that some of the Principals from the Crèches we had been working with for 2 years (they form our alumni) came along to render advice. Because our alumni come from the same environments they are able to give constructive reviews to the new partner Crèches.
Our field workers assess and monitor the partner ECD Centres. It is crucial that our partner ECD centres maintain excellence.
Learning is not determined by how grandeur surroundings are but by the quality of teaching and guidance a child receives.