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Celebrating Partnerships : The Department of Health

2022-07-14T09:12:48+02:00

Our Celebrating Partners Project aims to recognise and highlight the work that is done by our implementing partners. We look at how book-sharing has benefited them as an organisation and their beneficiaries. Today we celebrate our partnership with The Western Cape Department of Health. Importance of the first 1000 days The First 1000 days of a child’s life starts from conception until a child’s second birthday. These first 1000 days are “a critical window to ensure that children survive and thrive”, as described by UNICEF. The 1000 Days Organisation says that “the first 1000 days are a time [...]

Celebrating Partnerships : The Department of Health2022-07-14T09:12:48+02:00

Celebrating Partnerships: City of Cape Town Libraries

2022-07-14T09:11:04+02:00

Our Celebrating Partners Project aims to recognise and highlight the work that is done by our implementing partners. We look at how book-sharing has benefited them as an organisation and their beneficiaries. Today we celebrate our partnership with: City of Cape Town Libraries. Libraries play a fundamental role in our society. They act as gateways to knowledge and culture. They provide resources and information, and they support the development of literacy and education. The City of Cape Town librarians were our first ever group of book-sharing facilitators to be trained online - when South Africa went into the first national [...]

Celebrating Partnerships: City of Cape Town Libraries2022-07-14T09:11:04+02:00

“Our special time”: How book-sharing built bonds between a mother and her adopted daughter

2022-04-29T11:00:39+02:00

Through her daily work as a Early Childhood Development (ECD) mentor, Davine September has always been aware of the positive impacts book-sharing had on others. One weekend, whilst visiting her aunt, Davine’s life changed forever: she met a child that she would later adopt. And Davine began to see the powerful impact of book-sharing first hand - with her newly adopted daughter. Book-sharing from an outside perspective Davine works for Inceba Trust, an NPO based in the Winelands. Davine supervises nineteen ECD centres in Franschhoek. Initially she was trained as a book-sharing facilitator and is now a book-sharing coach. [...]

“Our special time”: How book-sharing built bonds between a mother and her adopted daughter2022-04-29T11:00:39+02:00

Celebrating Partnerships: Living Hope

2022-04-29T10:59:55+02:00

Our Celebrating Partners Project aims to recognise and highlight the work that is done by our implementing partners. We look at how book-sharing has benefited them as an organisation and their beneficiaries. Today we celebrate our partnership with Living Hope. What started as a grassroots initiative by a local church in the year 2000 is now a multi-faceted, faith-based organisation focusing on community development. What is Living Hope? “We’re a Christian ministry and we serve in under-served or under-resourced communities”, explains Sive Vaaltein, the Family Strengthening Manager at Living Hope. Living Hope is based in Cape Town and East London, [...]

Celebrating Partnerships: Living Hope2022-04-29T10:59:55+02:00

Celebrating Partnerships : Seven Passes

2022-04-29T11:00:03+02:00

Our Celebrating Partners Project aims to recognise and highlight the work that is done by our implementing partners. We look at how book-sharing has benefited them as an organisation and benefited the families they work with. Today we celebrate our partnership with The Seven Passes Initiative. “Global research — including in Khayelitsha — has found a link between book sharing with young children and a reduced likelihood of violence later in their lives. In South Africa, where violence rates are high and resources are few, cheap and easy interventions for parents that directly affect the violence risk factors [...]

Celebrating Partnerships : Seven Passes2022-04-29T11:00:03+02:00

Celebrating Partnerships : Denis Goldberg House of Hope

2022-04-29T11:00:10+02:00

Our Celebrating Partners Project aims to recognise and highlight the work that is done by our implementing partners. We look at how book-sharing has benefited them as an organisation and their beneficiaries. Today we celebrate our partnership with Denis Goldberg House of Hope. Denis Goldberg was one of the Rivonia Trialists. In 1964, he was sentenced to life in prison alongside Nelson Mandela. “Denis Goldberg House of Hope was set up as the realisation of the dream of Denis Goldberg,” explains Debbie, the manager of the Denis Goldberg House of Hope. “He wanted to give something back to [...]

Celebrating Partnerships : Denis Goldberg House of Hope2022-04-29T11:00:10+02:00

2020 Annual Report Released

2022-01-27T14:46:39+02:00

When I first joined Mikhulu Trust, I admired and respected the organisation for their focus and interest in delivering evidence-based interventions. Now, and throughout the pandemic period, my motivation and love for our work comes from our impact on parents and caregivers who spend their days at home with their young children, and who now feel supported to develop loving and stimulating relationships with them. At Mikhulu Trust, we truly believe that all parents and caregivers, regardless of their education or income level, can be their children’s first and best teachers. At Mikhulu Trust, we truly believe that all parents [...]

2020 Annual Report Released2022-01-27T14:46:39+02:00

Father | Storyteller | Book-sharing guru

2022-01-27T14:34:06+02:00

For Anele, storytelling is a family tradition that his father passed down to him, and that he continues with his own children. Becoming a book-sharing facilitator has allowed Anele to tell stories to his children in a different way - stories are told together, using wordless picture books. “When I am reading now, I’m not just reading a book to my child. I am sharing the book with them. They are leading the story and leading me.” Anele advocates that if more fathers become actively involved in book-sharing and storytelling, we would quickly see the positive impacts around reading in South [...]

Father | Storyteller | Book-sharing guru2022-01-27T14:34:06+02:00

How do we raise kids that are not going to be violent?

2022-01-27T14:45:44+02:00

Three organisations join forces to launch The Book-sharing Fatherhood Project Mikhulu Trust is joining hands with Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) and the University of Cape Town (UCT) to investigate the impact that book-sharing can have on fathers' relationships with their children and what that could mean for the violence that plagues South African society. Mikhulu Trust’s Book-sharing programme has been reaching caregivers since 2017, with most caregivers being women. “Book-sharing, as an activity, can be done by any caregiver, but we needed to explore why fathers were not joining the programme. In this research project, we plan to redesign [...]

How do we raise kids that are not going to be violent?2022-01-27T14:45:44+02:00
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