Philile blog

Cosmo City building plans developed

Things are pushing ahead nicely with our building project in Cosmo City. Rational fire has been signed off and designs are now in the process of being submitted to Council and Building Control. We are thrilled that Hatch have offered their engineering services to this project and are working hard to gather the necessary details to complete the submission process’s mentioned above. ed pills

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Donation from Step Advisory

We are hugely grateful for the hard work that the Step directors and employees have put in over the last year that enables not only their business to grow but for us to as well! Thank you to Graham, Franc, Colin and all the Step staff for your generous donation. Step Advisory builds businesses. A boutique management consulting company comprising an inspired team of

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Graduation and start of Child Care course

On Saturday 13th July, Agnes Mere, Violet Nzimande, Sindiswa Gramany graduated from their first year at Professional Child Care College in Melville. Sindiswa and Agnes passed with Merit, receiving higher than 70 percent overall, and Violet passed with distinction receiving higher than 80 percent overall. Well done to the 3 of them! They looked great walking up on stage and are excited about starting

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American Team Visits Philile

By Victoria Myers I had the privilege of visiting both of the Philile sites last week with a team of High School students from Atlanta, America. I was so impressed with the quality of the teaching staff and the fun, safe atmosphere cultivated by them. Our team split between both of the sites on each day and did different activities with the kids. The

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Protecting our Children

South Africa still has high levels of violence against its women and children, despite a world-renowned Constitution and a legislative overhaul that safeguards women’s and children’s rights. Around 50,000 children were victims of violent crimes in 2008/09, according to the South African Police Service. Crimes of a sexual nature are the most frequent. Yet such crimes are committed in a climate of relative impunity:

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Millenium Development Goals: South Africa

Goal 1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Goal 2. Achieve universal primary education Goal 3. Promote gender equality and empower women Goal 4. Reduce child mortality Goal 5. Improve maternal health Goal 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases Goal 7. Ensure environmental sustainability Goal 8. Develop a global partnership for development And to sustain them we need to invest in our children.


To be a Child in South Africa

To be a child in South Africa is to walk a fragile path to adulthood. The country is home to nearly 19 million children, many of whom are vulnerable. Two-thirds of all children live in poverty – many in homes with unemployed, single, chronically sick or elderly parents and caregivers. Poverty collides with the country’s severe AIDS epidemic, high unemployment and poor service Lotion.

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Early Childhood Development Goals

The ultimate goal of Early Child Development (ECD) programs is to improve young children’s capacity to develop and learn. A child who is ready for school has a combination of positive characteristics: he or she is socially and emotionally healthy, confident, and friendly; has good peer relationships; tackles challenging tasks and persists with them; has good language skills and communicates well; and listens to

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Hope

To think that a haven for children could exist in Diepsloot ext 12 was merely a dream for the residents of that community.  That dream is now being realized with help of sponsors and volunteers alike. The School is housed in 5 containers that have been refurbished to act as 2 classrooms, accommodating 40 children, A storeroom, kitchen and bathroom.  Recently amongst many other

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