ASIFUNDE SONKE - Let us learn together Christian Teacher Training Centre

Asifunde Sonke is registered charity with Eclisa UK Charity No. 1089599

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Asifunde Sonke Teacher Training Centre. Founder of Noah’s Ark Early Learning Centre 1993. ECD Facilitator E Cape (South African Tutoring Services since 2004). Registered SAQA Assessor.

In the years since Felicity established Noah’s Ark Early Learning Centre, it has been nurturing children, mostly black.

She has come to realise that it is not usually difficult to prepare white children, from comfortable circumstances, for entry into formal schooling. The challenge, she says, lies in bringing children from less-privileged rural or township backgrounds ( often from backgrounds of trauma ) to the same level of school readiness.

These children are not less bright than their fellows from more privileged homes, but their backgrounds may mitigate against them.

As teachers, our responsibility is to challenge those circumstances. They are our children. They have potential. They deserve the best that we can give them. For this reason we use Noah’s Ark as a model training venue.

Early learning is fun! We want to bring laughter and stimulation into their young lives.

Felicity Champkins  Facilitator


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There are 32 creches and 6 pre-schools serving the area of Himeville/Underberg.

Most of the crèches are under resourced and many are nothing more than drop-off points, which accommodate infants and toddlers of working mothers. In many of these, NO TEACHING takes place at all!

The person and helpers, who run the crèches have no training and the crèches have no resources, so the youngest children lie quietly on their backs for a long day, with no stimulation and stare up at the inside of the corrugated iron roof. Toddlers are made to sit still.

Pre-schools tend to be expensive – unaffordable for most parents.

There is a GREAT NEED for staff to be trained.



In early 2009, the Love Trust, a Christian non-profit organisation, was established out of a strong desire to bring hope to vulnerable children in communities of need. Committed to the idea that values-driven education is the key to a stronger South Africa, the Love Trust partners with communities to build models that will provide children in desperate circumstances with the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Our vision is to grow a generation of servant leaders and our mission is to deliver values-based education to vulnerable children.

Asifunde Sonke was founded with the help and guidance of the Love Trust. They inspire and encourage us. They visit us in our rural environment and bring new ideas and training for our students. They are our link with The Teacher’s Learning Centre in Johannesburg.

TLC was established in 2008. Our vision is that every young child be assured of the best start in life- their future and indeed the future of their communities and of South Africa depends on it.  We aim to support and promote quality  ECD (Early Childhood Development) education to ensure that every young South African receives quality ECD services. Our primary commitment is to improve ECD delivery and performance in previously disadvantaged communities by providing access to those unqualified practitioners, who have not had the opportunity to further their studies in ECD.

TLC provides all our training materials, which come to us electronically.  We download and print the training manuals.

Training is given using these manuals and students accumulate a Portfolio of Evidence (POE). Student performance is regularly assessed by TLC.

The NQF Level 4 course in ECD is SAQA accredited.

Students are externally moderated at the completion of their course and, if found competent, are registered on the national framework.

Students pay TLC monthly for their training materials.