Providing education and loving care. Agape Educare is an Early Childhood Centre situated in Zola, Nomzamo catering for the local community.
WHY WE DO IT
It is beyond argument that the extent to which children develop in their early years has a significant impact on their potential later in life. This is the primary reason behind the drive for Early Childhood Development (ECD) in South Africa. The guiding principle is that a well-equipped child makes for a well-equipped teenager, who is bound to become a better-equipped adult.
Our approach focuses on every aspects of a child’s development, from emotional to social and physical, as well as sensory, cognitive and communicative skills. With this approach, which is in line with the relevant South African legislation and the World Health Organisation requirements, we are capable of contributing to shaping healthy, well-balanced individuals.
Research has shown that children who attend two years of pre-school have a greater chance of completing their twelfth year of school successfully. However, as a result of socio-economic problems specific to the community of Nomzamo such as unemployment, hunger and homelessness to name a few, early childhood development is often compromised.
HOW WE DO IT
Loving & safe ECD trained teachers essential ECD gross & fine nutrition programme educational play stationery environment programme motor skills (breakfast/lunch/snack) (indoor/outdoor) supplies.
- Agape Educare, was founded by Thabisa and Linda Mdolomba with the goal of getting little children off the streets during the day time and into a safe, caring environment where they would be prepared for a successful career at school. In March 2016, the directors of Thembalitsha Foundation adopted Agape Educare as a new project.
- In an effort to address overcrowding of Grade R classrooms in the community, Agape has their own Grade R class.
- Our school facilities include two newly built classrooms, a kitchen, children’s bathrooms, play area, garden, beautiful reading corner, an admin office and a crèche in the church hall.
- Nutritional meals are provided to the learners every day; Breakfast, Lunch with a healthy snack in between. These are often a child’s first and only meals of the day.