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Project Summary: Early Childhood Development in Mott Foundation
 
Project Contact Person: Obakeng Kagola and Robin Notshulwana
Contact Number: 041 504 1362/4257
Email Addresses: Obakeng.Kagola@mandela.ac.za / robinanne.notshulwana@mandela.ac.za 
 
What is the project about?
 
Creating spaces for Grade R teacher driven solutions to work with what they have in their immediate contexts and consider initiatives to learn and advocate to improve their current challenges within schools and those that may be rooted in ECD policy or with District/Provincial officials. 
 
Aim of the project
 
The is overall objective of the ECD cohort is to establish  a community of practice within schools and between schools to empower the Grade R teachers to see value in their collective voices to improve their capacity as teachers and advocates of Grade R teaching and learning.
 
Stakeholders of the project
  • Manyano Network
  • School Communities (in and outside of school)
Successes obtained/events held
 
Reggio Inspired Workshop with Grade R teachers 
 
Any other relevant information 
 
We have met with each cluster two times thus far and are preparing for our 3 round of cluster meetings. We have made contact with a local district official, Annalise Baines, who will support us in contacting provincial officials who work specifically with Grade R, in preparation for a possible Grade R Indaba.