Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society - Maria Montessori
FROM THE NCINCI ONE'S
We were very happy when we returned to school and saw that we had a nice new reading corner with a book shelf and soft beanbags. It is a lovely sunny reading area and we use it often.
We all had our 3-day de-worming recently, so are good for the next 6 months. Unfortunately we had a round of mumps in our village this term, which made us all be absent for a few days. There is no medicine to cure mumps, but we have a Xhosa fix, which we will share with you in the Something Xhosa section.
We have 3 lovely kittens at school, who really need loving homes. If anyone from the greater area would like a fluffy friend, please come see us.
We are going back to another surprise in the 3rd term, a new expanded Culture learning area - thank you very much tokidsRfuture and EMIT for giving us more learning materials :-)
THANKS AND APPRECIATION
Ncinci One's Montessori has been blessed again this term. The kindness and support of many people keep our project going and growing. For this last quarter, we would like to thank the following people and organisations for their amazing support. Without you, our Early Childhood Development Centre would not be sustainable and we would not be able to offer these young, rural children the great opportunity they are getting. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You All Very Much for your support!
The Kamvalethu Foundation - financial support
Stichting Obonto - financial support
Helge Reistad and Family - financial support
Ocean View Montessori - financial support
Montessori Umhlanga - financial support
Garden Road Montesssori - financial support
Mr H Chhita - financial support
Mr Y Chhita - financial support
EV Demon and Partners - financial support
Lara De Nikolits - financial support
Susan Gallagher - financial support
J & S - financial support
Irmgard Pringle - financial support
Jo Aylett - financial support
Coombs Cottage - financial support
Richard Porter - financial support
kidsRfuture - financial support
EMIT -financial support
Jacques Erasmus - financial support
JAM - nutritional support
The Lunchbox Fund - nutritional support
As we said, we had a mumps outbreak in the village and most of the children were affected by it. I asked a local doctor, Eybe, what is used to cure mumps and he told me there is nothing. The local Xhosa people have a remedy of their own for curing mumps and it is used by adults and children alike.
The inflicted person goes into the forest and finds a Umsenge tree (False Cabbage tree). He/she talks to the tree and tells the mumps to leave the body and go into the tree. After doing this for a while, the person turns around and leaves the forest quickly, without looking back. 2 days later and the mumps swelling is down.