Welcome

Persona Doll Training is now in our 11th year – working with children, adults and communities to develop positive values and unlearn prejudice using the unique Persona Doll approach.

Looking back over the achievements of the past ten years, we are proud of the contribution that we have made towards reaching our vision of a society in which everyone experiences dignity, feels respected and included. We celebrated our 10 year anniversary by designing and producing a new logo and brochure, revamping the PDT website and developing a new range of ‘Ubuntu Diversity Dolls’.

Currently, we are working nationally with more than 500 early childhood development (ECD) practitioners and home visitors, and run intensive five-day Training of Trainer sessions. These sessions have a major impact as they inspire and equip trainers and leaders to use the anti-bias approach and the Persona Doll approach in their own work with ECD practitioners, home visitors and reading groups.

We are inspired by the growing demand for our training and resources. We have training partners in all provinces and continue to develop new partnerships. Read more

 

Please take note that the PDT telephone number has changed due to our move from Wynberg to Kalk Bay at the beginning of February.
NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER: 021 788 4365

 

Also featured in this newsletter

 

What is Building Citizenship?

The Persona Doll Training (PDT) Programme strengthens the psychosocial component of Early Childhood Development (ECD) services. Our focus is to train and support adults (ECD practitioners, home visitors and their trainers) in the core areas of citizenship, encouraging empathy, communication, inclusion, respectful relationships and unlearning prejudice and discriminatory attitudes.

How does the Persona Doll Approach build citizenship and inclusion?Read more

 

Reflections from participants after having completed the PDT ‘Citizenship and Training of Trainers Programme’:

The Persona Doll Training (PDT) Programme strengthens the psychosocial component of Early Childhood Development (ECD) services. Our focus is to train and support adults (ECD practitioners, home visitors and their trainers) in the core areas of citizenship, encouraging empathy, communication, inclusion, respectful relationships and unlearning prejudice and discriminatory attitudes. How does the Persona Doll Approach build citizenship and inclusion?Read more

 

PDT’s Big Book – ‘A Surprise at the Park’

“Pauline and Kagiso are excited to go on a class outing to the park. They enjoy playing on the swings. As they are on their way to see the ducks on the vlei, something unexpected happens... “

‘A Surprise at the Park’ is PDT’s first children’s book! It was written by Wendy Hartman and illustrated by Margriet Brink. It is available in two versions; isi Xhosa and English; and Sesotho and Zulu version.Read more

 

Play with pride!

Persona Doll Training has a new range of dolls to celebrate our diverse cultures and make it possible for children to play proudly with dolls that look like themselves and their friends.

Ubuntu Play dolls are high-quality boy and girl dolls that are available in diverse cultural and religious backgrounds with authentic skin and eye colours, hair styles and types. They are safe, durable and washable. Read more

 

Highlights from recent Persona Doll Training from trainers, participants and partners

Participant: “Whilst on the training I learned that if you are a practitioner and you have a passion about children you can interact very well with the Persona Doll Approach because the children need your attention and it is easier with the dolls. I know that to earn respect from the children you also need to show them respect. Using the Persona Doll is the correct way to overcome any situation you are facing. There are some challenges that can be dealt with... Read more

 

Contact us :

Please take note that the PDT telephone number has changed due to our move from Wynberg to Kalk Bay at the beginning of February.

NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER: 021 788 4365
Email: info@pdt.org.za

Website: www.pdt.org.za

This e-mail is not intended as "spam" (unsolicited e-mail).
To unsubscribe: If you wish to be removed from our mailing list and therefore not receive our free e-newsletter, please email
info@pdt.org.za and you will be removed immediately.
To subscribe: If you have been forwarded this newsletter and wish to receive your own copy in future, please e-mail
info@pdt.org.za