2023 – Newsletter Term 1!
Take a look at what we got up to in Term 1! It has been wonderful to start 2023 in our newly renovated building and to utilise the extra spaces created to extend and increase our impact as we endeavour to change lives through education.
Once again, we have been blown away by the incredible support that we have received for our Sponsor a Child Campaign. All 280 learners have been sponsored for the year! We couldn’t do this without your support!
This fundraising campaign ensures that the learners who attend our Pre-Primary School and our Literacy Centre receive a quality educational experience including beautiful and well-maintained facilities, teaching instruction from qualified teachers as well as the necessary resources and educational equipment that they need to learn. Our Pre-Primary learners also receive two nutritious meals as part of their school day. THANK YOU to all our loyal donors, sponsors, volunteers and cheerleaders!
The exciting first day of school was coupled with the extra excitement of being able to welcome an extra 60 Grade R learners to our school this year. We have grown from 4 classes to 6 classes and now have a total number of 180 learners who have settled in so well. In addition to getting stuck into learning, we celebrated Valentine’s Day, monthly birthdays and held our annual mini sports day.
A massive value add to our pre-primary school is the partnership we have with The Learning Initiative. Term 1 was spent conducting basic developmental pre-screening and group therapy sessions with selected learners will begin in the new term.
The long-term goal of the Literacy Centre is to equip learners attending sessions to read, write and speak English within a 2-year span. The reality for this programme is that the more volunteers we have, the more learners we are able to impact. We currently have 41 volunteers who are the champions of our Literacy Centre. To each volunteer, THANK YOU for your time and love that you share at the centre.
We launched BrainGym at the beginning of each session, a valuable and fun addition to regulating learners before their sessions. We have changed things up a little in terms of the strategy too and we are looking forward to seeing the learners flourish in their literacy skills this year. If you are interested in volunteering or know of someone who may be, please contact us on
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We are registered as a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) and a Public Beneficiary Organisation (PBO); therefore, we are able to award Section 18A Tax Certificates.
Won Life is also a Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor and therefore able to provide relevant documentation in support of contributions made to Social Economic Development (SED).
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High School Programme
What a game changer it has been for our Education Centre to have its very own space. The newly built mezzanine level has really helped with establishing a comfortable venue for learners to come to in the afternoons. We are pleased to see an average of 66 learners attending regularly (in excess of 3 times in a week). This is exciting because this demonstrates that learners are willing to put in the time and effort to achieve better results.
Personal Development is also vital for teens. This term, as part of our Refined and Stronger arm of the education centre, Dalene Rabie presented the BrightStar workshop. Learners needed to dig deep and learnt a lot about themselves and each other.
Teacher Mentorship Programme
Won Life continues to support the 15 Foundation Phase teachers at Fisantekraal Primary with resources from our ‘CAPS in a Snap’ Programme. The teachers have each been given a set of the programme and the HOD strongly encourages them to follow it. Weekly meetings are held and cover different aspects of the programme, supporting them in understanding the CAPS aligned methodology. A major focus has been on phonics and it is great to see the positive effects of this intervention.
As always, we ended off the term on a sweet note and celebrated a busy term together over some refreshments and eats. We look forward to tackling the challenges of next term together.