During 2011 Professor Elda Lyster and Sandra Land conducted an external evaluation of our work to assess what changes happen in families as a result of our efforts to promote literacy in 15 villages in southern KwaZulu-Natal. We are very pleased with the findings, as we feel the evaluators accurately captured our work and the impact it is having. To access the report, click on EVALUATION REPORT 2011 on our website under Reports. We hope that by sharing this evaluation the message that family literacy is an essential building block in the development of early literacy skills will be spread more widely.
We have received another shipment of soft dolls made by Australian women and children for the children of KwaZulu-Natal. Each doll is lovingly made and has his or how own distinct character, and bring much joy to children who in most cases don’t have any toys at home. We also keep some of these dolls in the FLP supported community libraries for children to play with when they come to read and learn. In this way many children are able to play with just a few dolls. Thank you the dollmakers of Uthando for your generous and creative spirits.