Our inspiration towards learning and developing children at Sisonke ECD

When this Centre was established, more than seventeen years ago the naming selection process was the breakthrough of how it would opearate, what would be the mission and vision of the Centre and how will the children and the rest of the community benifit from the Centre, thus we now call this Centre "Sisonke ECD" with the ideology of togetherness and humanity. This name "Sisonke" means we are one or together, taken from the Zulu context. This name brings alot of meaning to how the Centre operates as all the children receive the same education, attention, nutrition and play-time amongst other things Together! No child left behind, to make sure that development is seen on every child attending at the Centre.


The name Sisonke is trully the inspitation to the style of learning adopted in the Centre as more can be achieved when everyone is putting their effort to achieve a certain milestone or goal together. When children feel equal they tend to do their best not only to pass at the end of the year but to show their peers that they can do their best and this becomes a chain reaction where almost 100% of the class performs well because of this style of learning in the Centre.

Sisonke ECD is not all about developing children's education but many aspects of their lives and we help with this development to make sure that by the time the children graduate for grade one they have the necessary knowledge needed to pass their first grade and become all they dream and aspire to be in the World. We teach more than just Maths or english but how they should behave, humanity, respect amongst other things and they all learn these together as one. One may think if children play together they are not learning but thats not true because many parts of their body are being developed than just the physical part as they may sing or count in the example of hide and seek. We at Sisonke ECD embrace play-time as it proves that more learning can come out of it where children interact and share what they have learned. This sharing process to other listening children becomes information to them and they learn a new thing from their peers.

 This approach requires all learners to have enough toys or tools for the learning to take place the same time and for them to develop at once and the toys in the Centre make it possible for the approach to implement successfully with even a toy library being built the many children attending and also those not from the Centre. We believe that not only the children from the Centre should benefit from the resources but all children from the community should benefit to help developt them aswell because divided we fall and Together we rise!

When children feel equal they tend to do their best not only to pass at the end of the year but to show their peers that they can do their best and this becomes a chain reaction where almost 100% of the class performs well because of this style of learning in the Centre.

Mrs P. Twala