Mikhulu Trust provides training and mentorship to community-based workers who implement the book-sharing programme with parents and families in their communities – we call them “Book-sharing facilitators”.
The community-based facilitators with whom we work are mainly employed by our implementing partners. These facilitators vary in their educational background, from those who have not completed high school, to those with formal higher education degrees. The most important competencies and characteristics that we look for in the facilitators is their passion for and compassion in working with parents and families, some experience in facilitating or engaging interactively with people in their communities and basic reading and writing skills. Our programmes are simple and effective, and with the right fundamentals in place, our capacity building process can support almost anyone to serve families of young children well.
We work with many different types of book-sharing facilitators, including librarians, community-health workers, community-based facilitators and ECD teachers.