National Outreach

National Projects

VW/ELF MTT project: Training Level 5 Diploma Montessori Pre-Primary (3-6 years)

Project Lead: Hawa Tayob

Funded by: VW Trust

Date: Feb 2015–November 2017

This project addressed the key concerns that schooling for year (Grade R) prior to formal school entry was insufficient especially for children from impoverished communities. Hence Montessori level 5 training (pre-primary 3-6 years) was introduced to adults sponsored by the VW trust. This included training, transforming environments to fit in with the Montessori model and hands on mentoring of the adults in the environments over a period of two years.

Since January 2016, three, four and five year olds have access to pre-school and a Montessori classroom environment.

 

Launchpad Learning & ELF MTT project: Training Level 5 Diploma Montessori Pre-Primary (3-6 years)

Project Lead: Shamiemah Jassiem

Funded by: Launchpad Learning

Date: Feb 2015 – Nov 2016

Apr 2016 – Nov 2017 (Project 2)

Nov 2016 – July 2018 (Project 3)

The Launchpad project (Leisl Algeo) in collaboration with ELF MTT focussed on providing Montessori Level 5 (3-6 years) training to create capacity and skills development for staffing the multiple schools of the Launchpad project. The major outcome is to provide training for adults as Montessori directresses for the pre-primary, toddler and infant environments of the Launchpad projects in Gauteng.

 

Tsibogang Christian Action Group & ELF MTT project: Training Level 5 Diploma Montessori Pre-Primary (3-6 years)

Project Lead: Shamiemah Jassiem

Funded by: Tsibogang Christian Action Group and private funders

Date: March 2016–November 2017

The project aims to provide training for adults (women) in the level 5 ECD Montessori pre-primary qualification and skills to work with OVC’s. The centre in Lamonyaneng (Mafikeng) works with the community and provides crèches and after-school care for young children (3-9 years).