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Special guests were Michele Kocheleff of PEISA, Jeanette Stewart and Judy Carnegie together with the parents of the graduates.

Everyone enjoyed a party afterwards with cakes and sweets.

We wish our learners all the best for their 2011 school year.
   
On 9th December 2010, seven of our sixty-four pre-school learners graduated in preparation for Grade One in 2011. The graduating children were:
Sinethemba Mazibuko
Sekwanele Mbona
Olwethu Nkosi
Sibongakakonke Mchunu
Andile Mzolo and
Melusi Zwane

At the beginning of 2010 we were joined by Valerie Gaimon from the US as a volunteer project manager.

Valerie returned to the US in August 2010 and we wish her well in her future endeavours
   
 

Tel: +27 [36] 352 0100
Fax: +27 [36] 352 0103
info@daltoneducationtrust.com
www.daltoneducationtrust.com
 

 
Contributors:
Phelelani Mabaso
Zama Vilakazi
 
 

 
Inside this issue:
   
Graduation 2011 1
   
Farewell to Valerie 1
   
Tholakela Mbatha 2
   
Nobukhosi Mkhize 2
   
Visitors from England 2
   
Wish List 3
   
Thanks 3
   

 
   
Tholakele Mbatha, from Dalton Bridge, joined the Dalton Education Trust as a Family Facilitator in June 2010.
Tholakele says when the children are not with her she feels isolated and she has learnt that “you should do to others the things you would like them to do to you”. She also says she has learnt about all the things children like and don't like and if you are a child you need time to play. “Working with the DET has changed my attitude”
Nobukhosi Mkhize joined the Dalton Education Trust in September 2010 from the community of Kwa- Shali.

Nobukhosi is grateful for joining this project because she says that children from her surrounding area were so uncared for and loitering around but since they have been receiving her input and attention, she has seen a huge improvement.
 
Zama Vilakazi and Phelelani Mabaso (Project Manager) visited WESSA in Howick for further training on the Eco-Schools programme and will start implementing it this coming year.
 
In October, we were visited by a group of 4 English boys—Henry, Hector, Chris and Ollie—who visited Dalton Private Reserve for a week. They spent a day at the Sakhithemba Resource Centre where they helped in the digging and planting of the food garden and visited the children in their Psychomotor classes. Our community and Committee members appreciated the young guys input and hope that they had an enjoyable visit. We hope that they visit again in the future.

Hector and Henry with some of the children at the Sakhithemba Resource Centre (right)
 

 
 
PO Box 176
Estcourt
3310

t: +[27] 36 352 0100
f: +[27] 36 352 0103
fax2email: 086 587 2609

www.daltoneducationtrust.com
NPO Reg: 078-716
PBO Reg: 930 034 579

Banking Details:
Dalton Education Trust
Bank: Nedbank
Account: 1349 167 924
Branch: Estcourt 134925
Swift Code: NEDSZAJJ

As a new organization, we appreciate any and all support.

For our crèche teachers: notebooks, folders, pens, first aid supplies (plasters, cotton, ointment, etc.)

For our kids: art supplies (paint, crayons, scissors, glue, etc.), blankets, clothing, toys, books, fruit, yogurt, etc. (we supply fruit every Thursday)

For the organic garden for our kids: 1 small spade, 1 large spade, 1 fork, seeds, seedlings, fruit trees

For building a crèche: windows, doors, door frames, flush toilet, gate openers, other construction supplies

Any donations in kind or of money or skills are most welcome.
 
 
 

 
We are selling psychomotor equipment to all schools. Please contact the office for a brochure and prices.
 

for Bongeka Sikhakhane and to the Nkanyezi Government School principal, deputy principal and the staff for their welcoming attitude.
We especially would like to thank the Trustees, Joe Dawson, Margaret McKenzie and Lesley Terwin; the Committee members and volunteers, Imbabazane Councillors, Dalton Private Reserve Employees, Easy2Use, Sterley and Dawson, LETCEE, PEISA, Yizwa, iti, KOOP Design, Dr Killian and so many more kind people who have donated time, money and services to build a strong foundation for the future of our children.

Dalton Education Trust only exists because people like you care about supporting children.
We wish to extend our gratitude and thanks to
Suzette from the Department of Education in Ladysmith for tirelessly arranging and organizing a placement in a special school and care facility
 
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