Let’s Keep Learning during lockdown: 1000 Treasure Box activities for the children of Masi
Our English Hub team took to the streets of Masiphumelele yesterday to hand out 1000 “After School Treasure Box” activity booklets created by The Learning Trust, the After School Programme Office, ASSITEJ SA, and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. This incredible initiative is a useful opportunity to reach some of the children from disadvantaged communities and encourage them to read and learn through creative and fun activities.
These English and IsiXhosa booklets included activities relating to the Covid-19 virus, other engaging reading and writing tasks plus some fun activities to do at home.
Thank you to Heather Collins for connecting us to this wonderful project and to Yandiswa Mazwana from the Masiphumelele Creative Hub and her team who have been feeding over 800 children daily throughout the COVID-19 lockdown. They were incredibly helpful in allowing us to visit their three bustling feeding schemes around Masi so that we could distribute the booklets to as many children as possible. It was so encouraging to see how well the feeding schemes are working.
The children were thrilled to take home an extra special item along with their cooked meal, and couldn’t wait to get home and start with the activities. The English Hub staff also ran into some of their Learning Lab children from Ukhanyo Primary, who have been missing their teachers and school terribly.
We also distributed the booklets amongst three of our Primary School “Let’s Keep Learning” initiatives. If you’d like to support our ‘Let’s Keep Learning’ initiative, you can do so by clicking here https://www.masicorp.org/lets-keep-learning/.