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Masenze Ikusasa Wish list for 2019


Our course teaches basic ECD skills to Practitioners working in home-based child care centres in and around Alexandra is a sponsored course. Although the practitioners pay a small amount towards the costs we depend largely on sponsorships and donations to cover the rest of the course. It is a very practical broad based course aimed at those who do not readily qualify for formal training courses. Every year we find that we have to turn people away as our funds do not allow us to cope with more than 50 practitioners. To enable us to offer the course to more people we are putting out this wish list and requesting people to assist us in various ways so that we can train more



Please would you consider the following ways that might help us to continue the work we do in enriching the lives of young children by
providing this practical hands-on course for ECD practitioners?


Items that would assist us in presenting our





  • 2 x Folding trestle tables available at Makro and Westpack +/- R800.00 each

  • Plastic sheeting to cover our work tables – we get good strong plastic from

  • 25 plastic chairs available Westpack –+/- 39.99 each  West Pack

  • Laptop computer and case

  • Flipboard stand and flipchart paper

  • Digital camera

  • 2 x Gas heaters and gas bottles – it gets very cold in the hall in winter

  • 2 x Floor standing fans – it get extremely hot in the hall in summer


This year is our 10th Anniversary and we would like to celebrate it with something special at the end of the course – donations for this will be gratefully received   We need to raise more sponsorship this year to add to the sponsorship already received so we intend to do a raffle and would like to find some exciting prizes to raffle. Last year we raffled a mobile phone.


Other ways to assist us:


During the course the participants are given a Basic Stationery Kit and 2 starter packs of basic materials for Creative Art Activities and First Aid Kit basics, in order that they can implement new knowledge and skills.


We buy the materials from bulk suppliers that give us good discounts but it would be great if someone would like to sponsor some participants with one or some of these kits by donating money for this indicating the relevant kit/s you are interested in supporting or the number of participants you wish to sponsor. The money will be put towards these materials. This would go a long way to helping us to continue to maintain the high standard of our course and help the participants to implement new skills by providing these vital materials.


The cost of the Stationery Kit is R90.50 per participant and that includes:

-  Plastic box

-  Pen

-  Pencil

-  Ruler

-  Eraser

-  Sharpener

-  Scissors

-  Pritt

-  Black marker

-  Craft Knife

-  Lever arch file

-  File dividers

-  2 x plastic files

-  10 Plastic sleeves


The cost of the Creative Art Starter Pack is R250.00 per participant including containers for the glue and food colouring. It contains:


-  6 x colours of Powder paint (1 cup of each)

-  4 x colours food colour paint (100mls of each)

-  Box jumbo wax crayons

-  Box jumbo oil pastels

-  Box coloured chalk

-  5 pairs scissors

-  5 paint brushes

-  Flour, salt and Crème of tartar to make play dough

-  10 small plastic bags

-  String

-  12 coloured pegs

-  100mls white glue

-  10 plastic stirrers


The cost of the First Aid Kit basic pack is R65 per participant. It contains:


-  Forehead thermometer strip

-  Savlon – small botle

-  Bleach – 100mls

-  Scissors

-  Rubber gloves x 2 pairs

-  Cotton wool

-  Antiseptic cream

-  Plastic bowl

-  Safety pins

-  Triangular bandage


We are grateful for any help you wish to offer from the above or anything else you think might assist us in continuing to provide practitioners with a high quality course. Thank you for your interest.


Good foundations = unlimited potential