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Educating Children In Poor Communities Through Play

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Magwall makes education kits specifically for ECD schools in disadvantaged communities.

The education kit enables children to learn through active participation and play. It contains over 500 magnetic pieces – alphabets, numbers, and symbols; shapes of different sizes and colours; fruit and vegetables; farm & wild animals, pets, sea life, insects; World, Africa, and South Africa map puzzles; seasons; transport; words and emojis.

The education kit comes with a step-by-step teaching guide developed by ECD teachers to meet the early development needs of children – life skills, language, listening, reading and phonics, writing, numbers, counting, sums, patterns, shapes, colours, and emotions.

THE BACKGROUND

Early Childhood Development is the all-round development of our children to help them to develop into childhood and adulthood. The emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and on the adult they will become..

The reality is that the majority of children enter the school system unprepared for a number of reasons – insufficient funds being spent on ECD; poor or limited programs; no access to ECD.

THE PLAN

To provide education kits to 20 ECD schools in disadvantaged communities (20 x R7,000 = R140,000). Any additional funds will enable us to provide more educations kits to schools in need.

The majority of children in South Africa enter the school system unprepared for a number of reasons – no access to ECD; poor or limited programs; insufficient funds being spent on ECD.

In conjunction with ECD teachers, we developed a range of fun, exciting magnetic educational products to help kids in disadvantaged communities learn through active participation.

The education kit:

  • 10 painted boards (900mm x 600mm).
  • 10 painted lapboards (420mm x 300mm).
  • CAPS alphabets, numbers, and symbols (210 pieces).
  • Shapes set: Circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, ovals, and stars of different sizes and colours (70 pieces).
  • Animals’ sets: Farm animals, wild animals, pets, insects, sea life (60 pieces).
  • Fruit and vegetable set (24 pieces)
  • Map puzzles: World, Africa and South Africa (72 pieces)
  • Seasons (8 pieces)
  • Transport (20 pieces)
  • Words (22 pieces)
  • Emojis (20 pieces)

Over 500 pieces.

YOUR REWARDS

  • Pledge R1500 = Reward #1 - Magnetic dominoes set valued at R230
  • Pledge R2500 = Reward #2 - Magnetic puzzle on pre-painted magnetic board valued at R305
    • Choose from Fireman, Princess, or Under-the-sea puzzles!
  • Pledge R4500 = Reward #3 - Magnetic products to value of R675
    • Choose any magnetic products on www.magwall.co.za to the value of R500!
  • Pledge R7000 = Reward #4! - Magnetic products to value of R1000
    • Choose any magnetic products on www.magwall.co.za to the value of R750!

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Project FAQ

Who are we?

  • I am Mike McLennan, the founder of Magwall
  • The objective is to impact children through teaching and training caregivers in informal ECD sectors to aid the development of the children in their care.

Where are we based?

  • Capricorn Park, Muizenberg, South Africa

Why Crowdfunding?

  • Because I have tried raising funds from Corporate CSI funds without success and there is a desperate need for education material throughout South Africa.

What is the plan once 100% funding is received?

  • To distribute educations kits to identified ECD schools in poor communities.
  • If successful, we will start another funding campaign for more education kits!

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  • ZAR 1,057,843.45 Funded

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