Philile blog

Training at the central offices

We had an important session of training at our central offices on the various types of abuse and how to identify and manage this in your working environment. Six ladies from Cosmo and 2 ladies from Diepsloot gathered together one morning and Gail from Childline delivered the training.  Gail went through the different types of abuse, taught the ladies how to identify and check

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A visit from the American International school

Last Thursday the Grade 7 American International School pupils came to visit the children at our Diepsloot school and they had a wonderful morning entertaining and doing activities with these kiddies. The morning was filled with a variety of arts from singing and colouring in to playing a game in the tunnel that they brought with them and we must not forget the very

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The three little pigs

Merle and her team came last week and performed a fantastic version of the story of the three little pigs for our children.  This is always a highlight in our calendar and the children have such fun. The kids all had a turn to give some input or be part of the performance in some form whether it be dressing up or shouting out

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Hooray for new sports equipment

We are delighted to announce that thanks to two of our donors, Polyoak Packaging and the American school, we have been able to buy new sports equipment for our schools.  The children will use this equipment to interact with their environment to develop their gross motor skills. Gross motor skills are physical skills that require the whole body to move in order to develop

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Putting some of our needs in perspective…

We have been working on developing our fundraising proposals this year and have come up with some definitive figures that we think may be useful to you if you are thinking of giving to Philile.  Whether this be in your personal capacity or something you think your business or the company you work for may want to get involved in, we could explore the

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Stationary needs

Below you are able to see the estimated stationary resource needs Philile has on an annual basis…we can provide you with specific quantities if needs be.  If you are able to get involved with contributions or perhaps you know of someone who works in this kind of industry and is able to assist with donations please pass on. Every bit helps and having the

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Volunteers needed….

We are looking for some volunteers to help us with the sewing of some graduation gowns for the end of the year, November time.  Graduation is a special time for the both the student and his/her parents and last year we experimented with our first formal graduation ceremony.  It turned out very popular and successful and we would like to formalise the tradition. Added

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Cosmo City Update

We are delighted to announce that due to the popularity of our Friday morning playgroup, we decided to open a second playgroup on a Tuesday morning in Cosmo city.  Many of the children that attended the playgroup last year are now attending school and we are enjoying building new relationships with other children and families in the community. We would like to thank all

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Little Red Riding Hood Puppet Show

Castle in the clouds is a puppetry organisation that are making a hugely positive impact into the lives of all the children at the Philile Foundation.  They are now regular visitors and the children really look forward to the visits from these two talented ladies. The latest show was Little Red Riding Hood and true to form the backdrop was spectacular and the children

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The HECKMAN EQUATION

The Philile Organisation follows the literature of this amazing Professor of Economics, James Heckman.  James has won a Nobel prize and is an expert in the economics of human development and we value his ideas and philosophies. “The highest rate of return in early childhood development comes from investing as early as possible, from birth through age five, in disadvantaged families.  Starting at the

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