Women at Work trains nannies

21 January 2019 | Education

A number of women from Farm Skoonheid near Gobabis recently received training to become nannies to better their knowledge and skills to take care of children.

The Nanny Project was first introduced by Women at Work in 2016 to raise awareness of childhood diseases, the importance of vaccination and the development of children.

The latest course took place from 3 to 7 December and focused on the needs of a baby, feeding and hygiene, as well as the importance of allowing a toddler to be independent to a certain extent and how to help them develop their different muscles through play.

Emphasis was also placed on the importance of learning through play, developing a child's creativity and the three food groups that are essential for a growing body, the causes of malnutrition and how to prevent illnesses by allowing children to eat right.

“I allowed my students to develop themselves by stating their values, their abilities and their interests,” says Viola Dimulunde who presented the course. “For us at the Women at Work training centre it is important for our students to know themselves before pursuing any career. One does one's best when doing something one loves.”

There were no grade requirements to attend the course. “All that was needed was for the ladies to have the drive to want to be a nanny or a well-informed mommy,” Viola said. “This group of ladies was eager for this training as they want to improve their standard of living and raise healthy children.”

Viola says she had a wonderful time training the women, of whom none completed school, which led to them being unemployed. “If we can help them find employment, I believe we can and will do our utmost to help them out of their current situation.”

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