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Play Group Training

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Our Nomakhayas, (home based carers) and two preschool assistants have received two lots of 3 days training to help them to set up Play Points in the villages. The training was facilitated by Carolyn Reid who runs the Mazenza Project in Alexandra Township and who has also has set up play groups in Cosmo City in Gauteng.

Top of the Pops push toys

Top of the Pops push toys

Orange bag babies

Orange bag babies

Hoops made from plastic piping

Hoops made from plastic piping

Experiencing sensory toys

Experiencing sensory toys

On the course they made 3 different toys each session (above) so ended the course with 18 different toys and pieces of equipment such as a flannel board. The most popular toys with the adults was the push toy made of two 2 litre bottles, a wire hanger and a stick.

Our Nomakhayas know the families they visit well as they work with them around health and social issues. They themselves come from the villages that they serve. Seven different play sessions are held in the four villages once a week. Parents are required to attend with their babies and toddlers. Toys and activities are taken to the play points, along with books.

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