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“We all have a part to play”: Changing communities through book-sharing

2022-11-04T13:12:49+02:00

Annalise lives in Chicago, Paarl - an area that she describes as riddled with drugs and gangsterism. After completing the book-sharing training, Annalise has seen how something which “seems so small, can make a huge difference” in her community. She now runs book-sharing sessions with young children from her area and aims to get parents involved in the training too. Determined to make a difference The school that Annalise works for, Small Talk Daycare, is connected to Inceba Trust. Describing herself as someone who loves to learn, she has taken part in different trainings and workshops through Inceba Trust, [...]

“We all have a part to play”: Changing communities through book-sharing2022-11-04T13:12:49+02:00

Drawing on positive male role-models: Tumi illustrates a book for Mikhulu Trust

2022-11-04T13:14:17+02:00

Tumi K is an award-winning illustrator based in Johannesburg. She is strongly motivated by the social influence of the books she illustrates. Her current illustrations for Mikhulu Trust’s new book centre around celebrating the positive role that men can play in the lives of children. She hopes her artwork will inspire conversations in households across South Africa! Purpose outside of the studio Tumi illustrated her first picture book for an author at age 17. Without formal art training, she absorbed everything she could from books and online tutorials in order to pursue her passion for illustration. Tumi began [...]

Drawing on positive male role-models: Tumi illustrates a book for Mikhulu Trust2022-11-04T13:14:17+02:00

Are you finding it difficult to be a father?

2022-08-11T11:38:52+02:00

Being a father can be tricky. A new project in Gugulethu is trying to support fathers to spend more time with their children. Sharing picture-books together is a great way for dads to connect with their children. Every month, at the Men’s Clinic next to Gugulethu Mall, a group of fathers come together to learn about book-sharing. Staff from two non-profit organizations (Sonke Gender Justice and Mikhulu Trust) help them. Book-sharing is about using a picture-book to start a conversation with your child. You can sit together and go through the book together. It does not matter what language you [...]

Are you finding it difficult to be a father?2022-08-11T11:38:52+02:00

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
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