“Mama, tell me what is your typical working day as a caregiver look like” I didn’t expect to be surprised when I asked. She is a home visit caregiver for terminally ill in Site B, Khayelitsha. The situations that some of her patients are in […]
Author: Jung Lee
Many people say they don’t have patience to be a teacher. Being a teacher is not about being patient as children learn, but it is about understanding their excitement. #OLIALifestyleECD #Montessori
He used to be one of the smaller ones in the preschool. Now next to one of the preschool children at #OLIALifestyleECD he is like a giant.
Likuye and her mother was in a verge of being left homeless. They had left their abusive father without any provision. Likuye appears to be suffering from PTSD. They were evicted from their previous home but were fortunate to find this one. She desperately needed […]
Inathi is a very independent and capable child. However, she is also known in the community as the trouble maker. After the meeting with her mother and separately with her father, we came to the conclusion that the relationship with her mother needed much improvement. […]
Jaemin started home visitations. This mother supports a family of 5 by selling boiled chicken feet. She earns $3 per day. It is not easy to be a good person with such struggles but she is a caring mother.
Likuye is quiet and reserved to the point that she would pee on her pants unless the teacher sat her on the toilet periodically. This scared child was dancing along by mid-day after a long hug. Her heart was beating rapidly and Helen held her […]
We had our first monthly seminar with the parents of Siyaqingqa. The first step of building resilience in children is the loving relationship with the caregiver. Jaemin shared about being a good mother and Helen led a relationship building exercises. Oh the happy faces! #OLIALifestyleECD