Creating employment for marginalized individuals through creating award winning early learning tools and furniture
( NPO 086/155)
Creators of the Angel Classroom on Wheels :
Winner Swarm Vision's ''Future of Education'' campaign 2016.
* Finalist : Edu- Week SA Award2017
Longitudinal studies have shown that early readers continue to get higher grades than their peers through grade school.Reading opens the door to your child's early academic success and leads to success later in life, sadly in South Africa , 60% of children under the age of 4 do not have access to any form of ECD programs (The South African Early Childhood Review)
Furthermore , 66% of the population, under the age of 35, are unemployed .
• addresses two problems in Cape Town.
PROBLEM - 1.
Large scale unemployment among township men, especially those languishing in soup kitchens.
PROBLEM - 2.
Lack of Early Learning tools/ furniture that inspire critical thinking and creativity in young children caught up in crowded Early Learning Centres and Creches
SOLUTION - 1.
Creating Employment : employs the ‘unemployable’ in South Africa - those who have experienced homelessness, crime and / or substance abuse - to up-cycle obsolete stock and recyclable items. Much of this waste is provided through partnerships with the corporate sector and would otherwise end up in landfills. Workers process the waste, either rehabilitating material or stripping goods for sale of parts.
Proceeds from this have two benefits:
• Provide salaries for workers who otherwise have no work options available to them;
• Profits are invested in derelict community spaces, focusing on public spaces which have become havens for anti-social behaviour.
SOLUTION - 2.
Manufacturing and distributing award winning Early Learning tools and furniture that will prepare the next generation of problem solvers, collaborators, and critical thinkers
One of our products ,the Angel Classroom on Wheels was declared a winner in an international competition for early learning tools/furniture that inspire creativity and critical thinking in young children.It was a winner in two categories (Best Idea + Best visual) in the Swarm Vision’s ‘’ Future of Education ‘’ campaign ,beating 384 entries ,among them design and education experts.
A real space saver and specifically designed for Early learning Centres where a lack of space is a daily challenge ,the unit literally folds open to reveal a world of learning and adventure through the books and educational aids installed within it’s confines.
The unit can be used in a pre-school ( aged 2-4 years) ,foundation phase (Grade R - Grade 3 ) or intermediate (Grade 4 - Grade 6 classroom).
It transforms into a Puppet Theatre in a few seconds and comes with puppets.
Educational Aids and Toys are installed that supports THREE main learning areas
It also provides activities which develop FINE MOTOR SKILLS ( ie .Finger dexterity with bead threading ,plastic construction ,connecting plastic links in a chain ,plaiting laces ,jigsaw puzzles etc ,MOVEMENT & BALANCE (eg ,the use of bean bags) and SPATIAL development (copying patterns from an abacus ,completing a jigsaw puzzle by copying a picture).
Young children learn the following skills while they are playing :
Maths: Sorting and matching by colour and shades of colour.
physical: Fine motor control and co-ordination.Threading small pieces, pincer grasp, Hand:eye co-ordination.
: Concentration, Thinking skills : Perseverance : Creativity: making new creations
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We need Foundations,Corporations and others to sponsor our Angel Classroom on Wheels for poor and under resourced Early learning Centres