On Valentine’s day the social work team at Goedgedacht, Anna Nobangela and Ona Breytenbach, and our First Thousand Days project coordinator Marise Cloete teamed up to do a parenting workshop for pregnant mothers and mothers with small children (up to the age of two).
They spoke about relationships: relationships with the self, with the father of their child, and their relationship with their unborn and small child. They learnt through role play and discussions. All the mothers came dressed in red and white and there was an atmosphere of celebration.
Thank you to Department of Health for sponsoring transport of women from remote farms to be part of this celebration of life and love. Other sponsors whose contributions helped to make this day possible are Department of Social Development and Lieben Logistics.
We are in the process of compiling a First Thousand Days manual to train community workers who would enable women to give their children the best start in life.