The ‘ASIDALE BOX’ is an activity box - a fun play tool to help children develop skills and creativity, gross & fine motor skills and 'hand to eye coordination', while learning in the process.
The concept is simple - we distribute an APPLE BOX full of educational games and activities that a mother/grandmother or creche teacher can use for an hour or two daily, to encourage their children to 'play and learn'. Every day is run off a Daily Activity Sheet outlining the respective Songs, Prayers, Games and Activities that make the play even more fun, and everything you need is right there in the box which is easy to transport, carry and use.
The Asidlale Team works with rural communities, local farmers, rural crèches and other networks who desire to use these boxes at their schools/homes/farms. We train the ladies, we play, we stock the boxes and re-stock boxes and most importantly — we have fun!
TTN have partnered up with the Fontana (AGS) Church in Piet Retief - they are working with us on mission projects, and they have been helping us to collect the items needed in the boxes, as well as to put the boxes together. Two ladies make up the Asidlale Team - Wendy (TTN) and Amanda (Fontana) work on assembling and distributing the Asidlale Boxes to the rural Communities.
What's even more special, is that a mother or grandmother caring for her kids has the opportunity to play a role in her child's development! By spending time playing with them, their creativity is awakened, their minds open up and a very long day at home becomes fun-filled and colourful.
This is Thoko's creche in Vezinyawo (outside Amsterdam). There are about 20 kids in Thoko's creche and we were happy to drop off some Asidlale supplies to help her with fun games and activities for them.