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Image: SASKO Bread Bags to be exchanged for 1 170 prizes 18 August 2017: In January 2017, SASKO launched its SASKO Siyasizana Daycare Project to assist daycares in the Mdantsane area with much-needed items

18 August 2017: In January 2017, SASKO launched its SASKO Siyasizana Daycare Project to assist daycares in the Mdantsane area with much-needed items for their daycares. In only six months, 180 participating daycares collected 145 000 SASKO bread bags. To acknowledge their hard work and perseverance, SASKO awarded 1 170 prizes today.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Early childhood development a priority for Itec SA This comes as a result of the company’s ongoing support of the organisation – having contributed both time and money over the past 9 years.

Itec SA, an Investec EP business today announced that they will continue demonstrating support to Ikamva Labantu, a Western Cape based NGO, as part of its ongoing efforts to support early childhood development initiatives in South Africa during the year ahead.
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ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Cape Town EMBRACE Transforms Company's Garden for Universal Children's Day

In celebration of Universal Children’s Day this November, Cape Town EMBRACE – a new social movement aimed at closing societal divides in the Mother City, will be transforming the Company’s Garden in Cape Town into an interactive and fun-filled experience designed especially for children on Saturday the 19th. Inviting children and the adults from across Cape Town to join them free of charge, the experience has been designed to show children that they too have a place in the city and remind the adults who care for them just how magical and important their children are.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: World Ventures: Making a difference South African members of WorldVentures came together on Friday, September 9th to make a little difference in the lives of others

South African members and representatives of global travel club, WorldVentures, came together on Friday, September 9th to make a little difference in the lives of others by give back to their local community.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Rotary Claremont provides educational cornerstones for the Philippi children The Rotary Club of Claremont has been working tirelessly to address the country’s need for ECD programmes through its Injongo Educare Project

As almost half of South African children under the age of four spend their day away from home at day care centres or educational facilities*, creating a healthy and stimulating environment at these institutions is crucial to their wellbeing and development. Developing and implementing comprehensive early childhood development (ECD) programmes is an important educational priority for South Africa as it takes the country a step closer to improving the overall literacy rate.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Breastmilk is best for early childhood development “It’s at this time of the year that we want to encourage and remind all mothers to give their babies the healthiest start to life by breastfeeding exclusively for the first 200 days of their newborn’s life,” says Tom Bergmann-Harris, past president of the Rotary Club of Claremont spearheading Early Childhood Development for Rotary in the Western Cape, Namibia and Angola.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Faith-based
Image: INVITATION TO RUSTLERS VALLEY Celebrating the Launch of the Naledi Village Crèche and Multi-Purpose Centre, Rustlers Valley Farm - 27 July 2016

The Nelson Mandela Foundation, Earthrise Trust and the Naledi Village Committee invites you to the launch of a unique eco-friendly creche conceived, planned and built by the community of Naledi at the Rustlers Valley farm in the eastern Free State. Rather than waiting for services the Naledi community have organized themselves to build a positive pathway of education, training and hope for their children. Please join in the celebrations as we launch this innovative project as a Mandela Day initiative.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: The real price of not addressing your child’s learning problems As parents, we have a responsibility to not only provide our children with an education, but to ensure that they have a wide array of choices

Failing or delaying to address a child’s learning difficulties has far-reaching implications for both parents and children alike. Edublox reading, maths and learning clinic, warns that the real cost of withholding learning intervention programs from children with learning difficulties should not be underestimated. This could result in long-term financial burdens when learners have to repeat a grade, while they often pay the price academically, emotionally and socially.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: 76 000 Children Benefitted from Early Childhood Development Programmes The DA is committed to facilitating a nurturing, caring and safe environment for children of the Western Cape to grow up in

Assisting children in the early stages of life is one of the most effective interventions government can make to ensure they grow up healthy and prosperous citizens, and an important part of DA’s Social Development priorities.   Read More...




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Image: Warmth Shared with Anna Foundation This week the Anna Foundation took clothes to some of our most impoverished communities living on farms outside Montagu.

"I’ve had the privilege of living in Holland for a year. Winter mornings were often 1 or 2 degrees. Night times were icy cold. But Holland is prepared for this: houses are 100% insulated with indoor heating, shopping centres are heated, everyone has thick winter apparel to wear and lovely steamy food to eat. And yes, even here in South Africa we can experience these temperatures in winter and while our houses might not have under floor heating, we can put on the heaters or climb under a warm duvet."   Read More...




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Image: Cape Town teachers benefit from learning exchange trip to USA Two enthusiastic teachers from Educare Centres in Philippi, Cape Town recently returned from a three week learning exchange trip to the United States

Nombulelo Majezi, Principal of Khululeka Educare Centre and Grade R teacher at Albertina Sisulu Educare, Zizipho Matiwane (pictured here with her class) went on the trip, arranged by the Rotary District 9350.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Faith-based
Image: R12 million investment injection into Philippi’s Early Childhood Development Centres Three ECD Centres in Philippi have undergone a comprehensive upgrade from the Rotary Club of Claremont, in partnership with the Lewis Group

Three Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres in Philippi, Cape Town were officially handed over this morning, Wednesday, 08 June 2016, having undergone a comprehensive upgrade from the Rotary Club of Claremont, in partnership with the Lewis Group.    Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Environment & Bio-diversity
Image: Rotary and PenBev support ECD centre to lead the way with water saving. ECD centre in Cape Town leads the way for World Water Day celebrated on Tuesday 22 March 2016

An Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre, Philippi Children’s Centre, in Philippi, Cape Town is leading the way with a daily saving of at least 4 500 litres thanks to a water saving project installed by Rotary Club of Newlands and Peninsula Beverages (PenBev – the local bottler of the Coca-Cola products in the Western and Northern Cape).   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Project Breastmilk Santa launches on World Prematurity Day The South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR) has launched a Festive Season initiative

Project Breastmilk Santa which encourages mothers to get into the spirit of giving by donating surplus breastmilk to premature babies in neonatal intensive care units at hospitals around the country.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Health
Image: Col’Cacchio & Celebrity Chef Series support fundraising efforts for Red Cross War Memorial Children’ All funds raised will be used to upgrade and expand the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.

Col’Cacchio pizzeria will be donating R5 from every Celebrity Chef Pizza sold to the Children’s Hospital Trust, Fundraiser for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and Paediatric Healthcare in the Western Cape.  All funds raised will be used to upgrade and expand the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: SASKO Siyasizana Daycare Project launches SASKO Bread’s programme calls on Thembisa community

17 September 2015: They say it takes a village to raise a child and that communities should come together to support each other. The SASKO Siyasizana Daycare Project is testament of this. It calls on the residents of Thembisa to come together to assist their local daycares by simply collecting used SASKO Bread bags that would otherwise go to waste. Not only is SASKO assisting the daycares, but they’re also creating awareness around pollution and waste reduction.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Mustadafin Foundation sets up Isibindi child care programme in Tafelsig Mustadafin Foundation has launched the Isibindi child care programme in Tafelsig to protect vulnerable children.

Mustadafin Foundation has launched the Isibindi child care programme in Tafelsig to protect vulnerable children. In a community where poverty, substance abuse, alcoholism, rape, teenage pregnancy and dropping out of school are the norm, the Mustadafin Foundation is creating safe circles of care for children at risk.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Mustadafin Foundation sets up Isibindi child care programme in Tafelsig The National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW) has, together with local organisations established almost 300 Isibindi projects

Isibindi, which means “courage” in Zulu, aptly describes the young vulnerable boys and girls that the programme seeks to assist. There are already over 150 children on the Isibindi programme which started a month ago in Tafelsig.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Engen KlevaKidz takes paraffin safety to Western Cape kids as winter hits A national campaign that educates rural and township communities about safe handling and storage of paraffin, will run in the Western

The campaign is a travelling educational stage drama will visit 20 schools schools in disadvantaged communities, where household use of paraffin is widespread and paraffin-related accidents are common. These include (but aren’t limited to) Tafelsig, Macassar, Philippi, Khayelitsha and Nyanga.
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ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Playing a fatherly role to a boy child - Thami Thomo Life Skills Facilitator, mentor, counsellor, and pastoral care are just a few titles Mr Thami Thomo goes by

Life Skills Facilitator, mentor, counsellor, and pastoral care are just a few titles Mr Thami Thomo goes by. One would think the family man has his hands full with two of his own children, two adopted teen and now a father figure for many kids at the Sparrow Foundation School.  However, Thomo is not fazed by it all, he takes fatherhood seriously, drawing inspiration from his own journey; being raised by a single mother after losing his father at the tender age of six.   Read More...



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