Quinique Smith, 24 years old has been with the Sabrina Love Foundation and working as a classroom facilitator since 2016. She was also the winner of our toy design and manufacturing project!
(See our previous blog post https://sabrinalove.co.za/creative-creations/)
Quinique’s hobbies include baking and taking long walks on the beach (when we may)
How has working during the Covid19 pandemic affected you – how different is it working with home visits versus working at Die Sterreweg?
At Die Sterreweg we are mostly working and teaching with physical assistance, and right now we have to remember to keep our distance and limit our contact with the children and their family members.
How do you think the children and their parents are benefiting from the home visits?
One of the positive outcomes has been seeing the parents and family members that have become very involved in learning and working with their children. It is so satisfying and rewarding when you see how parents are teaching their children. Family members have become a support system to each other in their homes because everyone is so actively involved in working with their kids, from grandparents to siblings and that is just amazing.
What does it meant to you to be able to continue to support the children / family / community during this pandemic?
For me, it is wonderful to be able to go out into the community and still achieve something and make a difference in a child/family’s life. Many of them appreciate the visits and they are so accommodating to us as fieldworkers to come into their homes. This is still a wonderful empowering opportunity for a lot of parents.