The Viva Foundation SA provide the best possible quality Early Learning, Day Care and Pre-School experience with the Viva Kids Early Learning programme and concept. Presently they have two Viva Kids Early Learning Centres in Tshwane, one in Mamelodi and the other in Ga-Rankuwa. The Viva Kids ‘Stations of Learning’ programme was developed specially for children in informal settlements, who have been found to be behind in school-readiness as a result of a lack of movement and mental and social stimulation. At Viva Kids each developmental challenge is met at a “station”, e.g. numeracy, literacy, fine motor skills, large motor skills etc. Children move from ‘station to station’ over an elaborate jungle gym, as opposed to staying in one class. The Viva Kids Early Learning programme and curriculum provide underprivileged children in the informal settlements with quality education in English, including the use of technology.
Today Hirsch’s Centurion were able to donate 11 cushions and 4 carpets to the Viva Foundation for the use in their classrooms at the Early Learning Centres. The classrooms currently consist of containers which have been converted, and the carpets and cushions will be used to ensure the children do not have to sit directly on the floor. “Any donations are welcomed, as we are dependent on funding from individuals and companies” said Meleney Kriel, CEO of the Viva Foundation.