Message from the Director
It gives me great pleasure to present our final quarter Newsletter for 2018.
Notwithstanding the impacts of the economic and political situation in South Africa, exceptional progress was made with our delivery of Persona Doll Training, most notably in TVET Colleges and community ECD Centres across South Africa.
Although additional financial support for us to provide on-site guidance and support to our beneficiaries is proving difficult to obtain, considerable progress was made with our limited resources. Our Training of Trainers (TOT) Model has contributed greatly to extend our footprint.
Diversity Training Workshops , as well as our Young Parenting Programme have been requested by organisations and schools from across the country.
The needs in the communities served by us, our staff and our donors underpin our raison d’ętre- without one , the others would be pointless. The commitment, dedication and initiative of our staff is acknowledged and applauded. Daily work for our staff requires extensive time spent in communities to train, support and empower through the Persona Doll Methodology.
We are extremely excited about our new E-learning platform that was developed and is now ready to be accessed by our beneficiaries to support self-learning. This innovation is enabling us to reach more individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge of Persona Doll Training.
Persona Doll Training is one of approximately 150,000 non-profit organisations seeking support and we are extremely appreciative to our donors who provide the means to make a meaningful contribution to change the lives of our young children, ECD practitioners and communities.
Our Board plays a critical role in the organisations affairs and their wisdom and support are applauded. Our Annual General Meeting was well attended and our guest speaker, Eleanor du Plooy who works as a Cape Town-based dialogue facilitator and trainer, writer and researcher for The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, graced the occasion and delivered a thought-provoking address on the importance of engaging communities in our democracy.
I wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of our work throughout the year and we look forward to working with you all in 2019.