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TEACHER TRAINING

FARANANI- Rural Women Teacher Training Center

 Faranani Descrip.doc

This is a brief description of the Faranani Training Center, located near Makhado in the Limpopo Province. Joy Nel, project manager, provided us with many insights in regards to teacher training and access to Sepedi children's books. She is looking to connect with schools in the States, so if you are a teacher and would like your class to "adopt-a-creche"... please email us or email Joy at faranani1@tiscali.co.za.

 

Figure 1. Courses Taken and Still Needed. This figure shows the courses each teacher at Tswelopele has taken as well as the ones they still need to take. The crossed out teacher, Salome, went to three courses before quitting the creche. If viewing this is difficult, you can download the original spreadsheet here: Faranani Training.xls 

 

We have recently created a draft teacher contract, which can be downloaded and viewed here: Draft Teacher Contract.doc

 

EDUCATIONAL TOYS

MAYA Organic Wooden Toys (http://www.mayaorganic.com/)

The youngest (ages 1-3) at the creche are in great need of educational toys. They currently lack any type of physical and mental stimulation, in turn they are not developing hand-eye coordination and visual-spatial intelligence. We will supply the creche with these beautifully hand-crafted wooden toys below to help solve this problem. Please check out the organization's product information at this link: Maya Proudct Info.doc.

 

 

Baby Abacus

320 x 270 x 30mm

R175

 

BABY ABACUS is an early childhood educational aid. It has a sturdy wooden frame with a metal pipe insert for strength and rigidity. This 1‑10 abacus has lacware beads coloured in natural dyes. Elastic thread is used to string the beads. A time tested educational aid to introduce counting to chil­dren. This product is made using traditional lacware technique.

 

 

 

Baby Building Blocks

R175

 

Made using natural dyes, lac finish with uncoated pine­wood. BABY BUILDING BLOCKS are very useful for developing the child's visual and spatial intelligence. Consisting of 6 rectangular and 4 triangular pinewood blocks, 4 stackable lacware cylinders and 4 cones. This toy gives ample scope for imaginative play.

 

 

Cylinder Set

45 x 45 x 60mm

to 60 x 60 x 80mm

R75

 

Natural dyes and lac finish. Cylinder set is a set of stack­able cylinders that helps children to understand the concept of big and small. Also enables development of visual and spatial intelli­gence. Available in red, orange, brown and green colours.

 

 

Dangler Frog

L - 70mm

R40

 

Danglers are handcrafted wooden products that are made using the traditional lacware technique and are coloured in natural dyes. Danglers can be used as 1) Interior Decorative items: Cheerfully coloured to brighten up your living space. 2) Children's Toys - 0 to 18 months: As Stroller toys / Mobiles and Crib toys they offer excellent visual stimulation to infants.

 

 

 

Flip Top

45 x 45 x 50mm

R15

FLIP TOP: A naughty top. Spin it on its base and it will flip over gleefully to spin on its stem.

 

 

Moee (Plain)

80 x 80 x 75mm

R65

 

MOEE is a simple wooden push toy. Children easily make friends with this inno­cently smiling toy. Adults will find its refreshing smile a mood elevator. MOEE is made using traditional lacware toy making techniques and is coloured with Natural dyes.

 

 

Pom Pom Rail

300 x 80 x 80mm

R88

 

POM-POM RAIL is a wooden pull toy that has one engine and two wagons. This colour­ful toy is threaded with a strong cord to allow for flexible movement. Pull it along and it follows you faithfully down the room, round the corner, up the stairs and down the ramp.

 

Tuttu Turtle

100 x 80 x 65mm

R65

 

TUTTU TURTLE is a unique wooden pull toy. Its rotating shell fascinates children and adults alike. This toy is made using traditional lacware toy making techniques.

 

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