Africa A+ M&E field trip: 18 – 23 September 2023

The Africa A+ team completed their second field trip for Year 4 of the Kouga ECD Trust ECD project. A+ is working with 40 ECD centres in the Kouga area. During the week of 11 – 16 th September A+ facilitated:

  • Site support visits at 10 ECD centres. The value of A+ modelling teaching during a site visit is beautifully expressed by Elsie Vermaak, the principal of Siembamba, in her WhatsApp message:  “….. staff are really great full [grateful]  for the site visit. one of them call me asite [aside] and said she see now why I encourage  them to  work with lose [loose] parts  and do it hands on. sometimes they get cross  when I encourage them. but now everything is clear to them.”
  • Kouga facilitators’ training session: the local facilitation team in training spent the 18 th September setting up their first solo training: the Cohort 1 Spring Conference on the 19 th September. Although the conference was planned with the support of A+, this was their first time the Kouga facilitators were going to facilitate a training event independently of A+.
  • Cohort 1 Spring Conference: The eight Kouga faciliators facilitated their first professional development, the one day Cohort 1 Spring Conference, on the 19 th September at the Kruisfontein Civic Centre (the planning for the Cohort 1 Spring Conference was done at the one day Facilitators’

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Good day

Without a doubt, the participants on both days ,were blown away by your facilitation of the ELDA’s.

The consensus is that they have learnt more in one day, than the previous workshops they have attended!

From LKRS ECD Forum, heartfelt thank you for making yourself available, for the great effort in setting up the Hall and the well-presented workshop.

We hope we can utilise your facilitation skills again!!

Yours in quality education for all.




Quotes from participants in our recent workshop. ‘What has changed since you joined A+ training?’

  • My thoughts have changed.
  • I have build more confidence and, I started to believe in myself.
  • It gave me the spirit that I can be a teacher to the children and loving one another.
  • I am a better person.

There is a lot I have learnt because when starting here I didn’t know a thing.

  • I have learned so many things that I never could have thought of.
  •  I have learned a lot and have also learned to give children opportunities to be
  • Positief te dink (Think positively).
  • My critical thinking evolved and expanded.
  • Jy kom leeg en jy gaan weg altyd vol (You come empty and you always go away


A+ encourages teachers to actively engage children in learning through movement and play. Faith in Action Educare is playing a fun game that teaches the children about space and position, listening and following instructions, and co-operation.

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