Lavela Early Childhood Development Centre
Nomonde Gqibitole, the Grade R teacher of Lavela since its early days, is still making sure this school runs efficiently every year. She has been doing a truly amazing job and we are also proud to announce that Nomonde graduated from Early Inspiration for her NQF Level 2. To broaden her skills, she further attended workshops on nutrition which were facilitated by the Department of Health, including the special needs program and brain boosters held at Hope Factory. She will be graduating 4 December 2015, a big congratulations to Nomonde for her visible passion for the work that she does!
Lavela had their annual trip to African Sky touch farm on 26 June 2015. It is always something the children look forward to.
Nomonde decided to host a Prince and Princess of Lavela pageant on 17 October 2015 where the pre-grade R’s where dressed in their swimming costumes, fancy dresses and uniforms. This event took place at the Joe Slovo grounds to raise funds for the graduation ceremony of the grade R’s which is set to take place later this year.
Nomonde and her assistant teacher asked parents and students to donate R5 as an entry fee which will go towards the graduation. This was thanks to the participation of Joe Slovo Primary School and the principal, Mr Gqunta, who asked his whole school to take part. Every child won as they wanted every child to know that they are princes and princesses, which was part of a school theme to boost their self-esteem from an early age.
Towards the end of the year, Lavela will be hosting a graduation on 26 November 2015 which will be held at the Joe Slovo school hall. Nomonde has expressed how happy she is to see that the children start off at Lavela and she can monitor their progress as they move to grade 1 into Joe Slovo Primary.
“A big thanks to the members of Calabash Trust and the donors for their support because without breakfast and learning material for the children, which you provide every year, we could not do all these things,” says Nomonde.