ECD and youth talent center CampaignHello everyone. I hope you are well.
My name is Ncenekile Maseko, and i am a teacher in Johannesburg, South Africa. I am so passionate about children and education.
I currently teach high school kids, and i have realised that our education system has no room to nurture talents, or even to help these kids to identify their talents. Talents like Art, dancing, music, just to name a few.
I would like to have a 2 phased center, phase 1, it will serve as an ECD center during school hours, providing quality ECD education. Phase 2, it will be a talents and skills development center for young school going age kids. Where they can come after school, have a meal and get to dance, play the piano, practice athletics,draw,paint, just to name a few., all for free. Some of these kids are not strong academically and they tend to give up and think they are not good enough. Helping them identify and nurture their talents may go a very long way. Some are from extremely poor backgrounds, so hobbies and talents are just not within reach as their families cannot afford to pay for these “extra mural” activities.
The goal is to have the ECD center where parents will pay a reasonable amount monthly, and the money generated from the ECD will then fund the youth centres daily runnings and help the center to meet its financial obligations.
The funds raised will be for the starting costs for the center, and the ECD center will then ensure the daily running of the youth center.
Kindly help me, to help South African youth to realise and nurture their talents and to realise their potential. Hopefully this will also help keep them off the streets. Any amount will go a long way.