Applying For an ECD Certificate

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 posted by

By: South African Government Services     Early childhood development (ECD) programme certificate   Do you run an early childhood development (ECD) facility and want to provide learning and support appropriate to developing the age, stage and needs of children you take care of, including children with a disability, chronic illness and other special needs?You can apply for

The Joint United Nations Programme HIV/AIDS.     The Joint United Nations Programme HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has created a beautiful collection of stories and images of women on the African continent. Below we share an introduction to the collection and an excerpt from the collection, a commentary written by First Lady, Madame Tobeka Madiba-Zuma. For the

South Africa’s National Strategic Plan on HIV, STIs and TB: 2012 – 2016. Sections of Government Document. South Africa is part of an international initiative working towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive.   For the full 84-page document, click below:     Key introductory

Hello Mama!

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 posted by

Hello Mama! by Puseletso Vikwane. Having a child of your own is an enormous responsibility. The mammoth duty of another human being’s life that is only beginning and you have to guide and nurture that being so that they may grow up to have a beautiful, prosperous life. The anxiety of being a good first

Little Ones’ Check Ups: A Thank You To All Nurses At All Our Clinics: by Puseletso Vikwane.  A healthy baby is a happy baby. It is so heartbreaking when your little one is not doing so well. When my little guy was born, the nurses gave me a booklet titled Road to Health, a publication

Frequently Asked Questions About Handwashing with Soap. By the Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing. All content for this article has been culled from on 12th October, 2015   Handwashing with soap is one of the most important public health interventions in the world. Every year, 1.7 million children do not live to celebrate their

Make a Difference…Become A Teacher.

Monday, 05 October 2015 posted by

Make a Difference…Become A Teacher. By the Department of Basic Education. The Department of Basic Education is committed to providing quality education to all learners. South Africans across the country want a better future for all. By choosing to become a teacher, you would be making this vision a reality.  Teaching as a career   Ten

The joy, pain and gratitude of concerts

Monday, 28 September 2015 posted by

The joy, pain and gratitude of concerts By Desirée Botha There are some surprising words that bring fear to the hearts of all those who have children; school concerts. My nephew is preparing for his first concert; he is in Grade 2. My niece, being in Gr R, doesn’t get to participate this year. She

A parent’s nightmare; a brother’s love

Monday, 21 September 2015 posted by

A parent’s nightmare; a brother’s love By Desirée Botha I am not a doctor. I am not qualified to tell anyone all the reasons why a child has fits. But I can tell you about one of the scariest days in my sister’s life. My mom, sister and I were together that morning and my

Baby teeth memories can last a lifetime.

Monday, 14 September 2015 posted by

Is it important to help your children brush their teeth when they are very small? Some people feel that it is not such a big deal, since children lose their baby teeth anyway. Me? I think it is very important. My parents were very good at helping me brush and taking care of my teeth.

Children’s allowance and the culture of saving By Desiree Botha     “We have packed away all the dishes Mom,” I heard my niece and nephew say. “What else can we do? Please give us more chores!” Being a devoted aunt, I was so proud. What wonderful children! So eager to help their mother. I