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Siphakeme “Quality Pre-school Education for All” 120-752 NPO 10/05/2013 Siphakeme, based in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, was established in January 2012. Our vision is to see all children in South Africa being optimally prepared to enter the formal school education system at Grade 1.

We recognise that this requires pre-school education and socialisation. Many day care centres, crèches and pre-school are run by women with little or no formal education and who are not able to offer the environment for learning that children require. Siphakeme offers practical skills development and training for those teachers who have no training and who do not have the means or qualifications to attend a formal teaching college. By so doing, these teachers gain self-confidence and are empowered to prepare the children; each teacher touches the lives of 20 to 30 children in their class.

Contact: Wendy Dugmore
Tel: 082 821 3675