Samara Foundation

"Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education" Rudolf Steiner

Capacity Building & Skills Training

Most teachers at rural ECD centres have not had the opportunity to undergo formal training, therefore Samara runs regular teacher workshops to equip them with the skills needed to support the children at this important learning stage in their lives. Where we can we also enrol our teachers in other programmes that support early childhood development and equip them with the knowledge and resources to create a positive, safe and structured environment for the communities' children. As the foundation for successful (and joy in) learning at school is laid in the earliest years, making sure the teachers are able to facilitate this is an essential part of our support of the ECD centres.