EARLY LIFE: Let's celebrate 5 years together!

Common Good May 8, 2024, 3:59 p.m.

It is at this time that the brain is developing faster than at any other time in your life, with up to 1 million neural connections being formed every second.

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Penreach Asidlaleni Toy Libraries: Addressing inequality in the ECD sector

Admin@adcyxagency.co.za May 3, 2024, 2:25 p.m.

This initiative has been instrumental in providing children from underserved communities with access to quality educational resources and stimulating play experiences.

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Gauteng Health Department introduces a devastating requirement at the eleventh hour

Admin@adcyxagency.co.za April 22, 2024, 7:26 a.m.

The recent policy change by the Gauteng Department of Health, which requires Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes to be registered to receive nutrition support, has left ECD programmes in shock.

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Won Life hosts exciting Mini Sports Day for 180 Pre-Primary, Grade R Learners in Fisantekraal

Won Life April 20, 2024, 3:06 p.m.

Won Life is a registered non-profit organization (NPO) and public benefit organization (PBO) with the vision to change lives through education in the community of Fisantekraal.

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Grow ECD expands with a satellite branch in Gqeberha

Taking Care of Business (TCB) April 8, 2024, 12:50 p.m.

A new Grow ECD satellite branch has opened in Gqeberha, bringing this impactful programme’s in-person Early Childhood Development (ECD) services to the Eastern Cape.

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GROW ECD / Book Dash / My School – 22 April 2024

Taking Care of Business (TCB) April 8, 2024, 9:16 a.m.

In South Africa, book ownership levels are critically low, especially in impoverished communities, which links to low literacy levels.

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The Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector is set to launch the People’s Manifesto for ECD

Admin@adcyxagency.co.za March 25, 2024, 5:13 a.m.

As our elections approach on 29 May 2024, the ECD sector is sounding a clarion call: a party for the children is a party for the future!

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ECD subsidy value declines in real terms

wcc-admin March 19, 2024, 10:52 p.m.

The 2024 budget failed to allocate the funds necessary to fulfil all children’s rights to quality ECD services – compromising their lifelong prospects and the future prosperity of South Africa …

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Driving impactful early education through financial inclusion

Taking Care of Business (TCB) March 1, 2024, 6 a.m.

The recent budget speech announced an increase of only R1.59 billion for the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Grant. This is less than the projected R1.9 billion for 2024 that was …

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GROW ECD Accelerator - Empowering ECD centre owners (mainly women) to run sustainable preschools.

wcc-admin Feb. 21, 2024, 12:15 p.m.

Maria Dithlakanyane established her Day Care Centre to provide a safe space for children and create jobs in her community. Her Happy Hours school is well situated, close to a …

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South Africa at a Crossroads: Paving the Way for a Paradigm Shift

wcc-admin Dec. 11, 2023, 2:54 p.m.

In the 29 years since the end of apartheid, South Africa has made considerable progress, yet the transformative change envisaged remains elusive.

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Charity Event aimed to raise funds for HBF's Mother and Baby initiative.

wcc-admin Dec. 8, 2023, 10:31 a.m.

Hamba Bamba Funda in Collaboration with ElevenTwentyTwo Events Hosts Successful Padel Charity Fun Day Event in Support of Early Childhood Development.

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Help us build a brighter future for Someleze Educare Centre!

Breadline Africa Nov. 15, 2023, 7:34 a.m.

Someleze Educare Centre in Khayelitsha, Western Cape are in dire need of our help. This pre-school is a haven for 101 young minds who are eager to learn, grow and …

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Ntataise Championship Collaborates with the ‘Caregiver Learning Through Play’ Programme.

wcc-admin Nov. 4, 2023, 10:10 p.m.

31 October 2023 - Ntataise Championship Collaborates with the ‘Caregiver Learning Through Play’ Programme to revolutionise Early Childhood Development in South Africa.

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Grow ECD has a fresh new look - Grow Educare Centres changes to Grow ECD

wcc-admin Oct. 19, 2023, 10:36 p.m.

Grow ECD is the new name for what was, until very recently, Grow Educare Centres, an organisation that helps ECD Centres deliver 5-star education to the next generation.

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Nelson Mandela Foundation With Old Mutual Foundation And Futurelife Assist Mfundwenhle Pre-School

wcc-admin Oct. 10, 2023, 2:16 p.m.

Diepkloof village, KwaZulu-Natal: In partnership with the Old Mutual Foundation and FUTURELIFE, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has successfully completed the construction of a new Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre for …

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Engen fuel supports Franschhoek young learners

Engen Aug. 30, 2023, 9:47 a.m.

Engen’s R15 000 worth of fuel donation to the Anwar Jakoet Foundation (AJF), a non-profit company focusing on education in the early childhood development (ECD) space enabled the organisation to …

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Little Lambs Christian Daycare and Educare Centre - Women empowering women in Hout Bay for 25 years

info@klassikdigital.co.za Aug. 29, 2023, 1:17 p.m.

The Little Lambs centre in Imizamo Yethu, built by the women of Hout Bay has become a beacon of hope and one of the most successful ECD centres in the …

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DBSA Partners with MAMAS ALLIANCE to help create sustainable ECD solutions in Rural Communities

MAMA's Alliance Aug. 22, 2023, 3:49 p.m.

The Development Bank of Southern Africa partners with MAMAS Alliance and other role players to create nurturing environments and provide quality education for SA’s next generation.

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Engen fuel supports Velddrif young learners

Engen Aug. 15, 2023, 8:30 a.m.

Engen’s R15 000 worth of fuel donation to the Anwar Jakoet Foundation (AJF), a non-profit company focusing on education in the early childhood development (ECD)

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Engen fuel supports Grabouw young learners

Engen July 21, 2023, 12:23 p.m.

Engen’s R15 000 worth of fuel donation to the Anwar Jakoet Foundation (AJF), a non-profit company focusing on education in the early childhood development (ECD) space enabled the organisation to …

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Vula Bula Graded Readers Improve Children's Reading Skills

info@klassikdigital.co.za May 19, 2023, 11:44 a.m.

The latest Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), released on Tuesday, found that 81% of Grade 4 learners in South Africa cannot read for meaning in any language.

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HBF’s Early Childhood & Community Development Orientation Workshop held in Dobsonville

info@klassikdigital.co.za Feb. 27, 2023, 9:58 a.m.

Hamba Bamba Funda (HBF) receiving a grant from LIFSA (Local Initiative Fund-South Africa for an ECD project titled: Early Childhood Education training for parents and guardians in under privileged communities.

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Mandela Day: Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi spends his 67 minutes of activism addressing early learning

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 20, 2022, 12:37 p.m.

Over 1 000 parents, caregivers and children gathered for a family day event in Ceza, Ulundi, in KwaZulu-Natal, on 18 July to celebrate Nelson Mandela Day.

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4th of July brings celebrations to Red Hill

info@klassikdigital.co.za July 7, 2022, 3:11 p.m.

Monday, 4 July 2022: Cape Town, South Africa: The community and children of Red Hill in the South Peninsula of Cape Town today celebrated the official opening of a dedicated …

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A good teacher can change a life forever

Shilo June 24, 2022, 7:34 a.m.

What is one of the biggest challenges we face in South Africa? Extreme poverty. And if we don’t start by educating the poor, we are not going to break the …

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LOCAL NONPROFIT EQUIPS ECD CENTRES WITH A ONE-STOP-SHOP

info@klassikdigital.co.za June 22, 2022, 9 a.m.

From an easy-to-use app to lesson plans, learner assessment tools and now also pioneering affordable micro-loans: GROW Educare Centres aims to lift the standard of preschool education and management in …

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The answer to our public schools problem

Shilo June 1, 2022, 10:20 a.m.

We believe a strong foundation for each child going to school, starts with quality Early Childhood Education (ECD).

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Play Africa celebrates its reopening on World Play Day!

info@klassikdigital.co.za May 28, 2022, 11:21 a.m.

Play Africa will celebrate this year’s World Play Day on May 28th with the official reopening of our playful and interactive exhibition at Constitution Hill.

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Rural children enjoy books, horse adventure, art and recycled skipping ropes

info@klassikdigital.co.za April 4, 2022, 11:51 a.m.

The extraordinary experiences that the YOUPSA Afterschool Enrichment Program offers to the children opens up their world and makes them thirsty to learn more. We would like to share with …

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Be the change you wish to see in this world!

Project Playground March 29, 2022, 11:43 a.m.

Two years into the Covid-19 pandemic and in the midst of a war in Europe, it is safe to say that these are challenging times for the public, businesses and …

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You did it - a Bucket of Hope for every family

Christel House South Africa Dec. 16, 2021, 1:02 p.m.

We are simply astounded by the outpouring of generosity for our Buckets of Hope drive.

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From Street to Family!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Dec. 14, 2021, 8:25 a.m.

Have you ever wondered how it is possible for a 12-year-old child to end up living on the streets? Or how Amani, after we rescue children, is able to reunite …

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Dis-Chem Random Act of Kindness for Little Brinks

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 19, 2021, 3 p.m.

Dis-Chem visited Little Brinks to provide much needed support. Have a look at the interview Tracey Lange from Kfm had with Katherine Brink and Wayne Sterling (Dis-Chem)

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Early learning campaign empowers caregivers

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 15, 2021, 7:41 a.m.

With 90% of the human brain developed by the age of five, early learning is critical to ensuring a child’s future success.

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SHOPPING CENTRE PARKING INCOME TO FUND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Nov. 4, 2021, 7:17 a.m.

Sandton City donates R700 000 to Rays of Hope Community non-profit works to uplift people in Alexandra

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MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Builders

Christel House South Africa Aug. 31, 2021, 6:15 p.m.

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet and Builders, build 3 state-of-the-art Grade RR classrooms for our school.

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PROTECTING BREASTFEEDING IS A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 30, 2021, 7:54 a.m.

Breastfeeding is the recommended, ideal, natural and sustainable food for the healthy growth and development of infants and young children.

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What will you be doing this Mandela Day?

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 14, 2021, 1:06 p.m.

Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that every individual has the power to make an impact.

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MAMAS ALLIANCE OFFERS ADVICE TO CORPORATE SOUTH AFRICA AHEAD OF MANDELA DAY

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 13, 2021, 9:05 a.m.

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting many Mandela Day CSI initiatives for the second year running, CSI Agency MAMAS Alliance has some advice and guidance to offer corporates this year.

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Mandela Day Parent Infant Support Drive

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 13, 2021, 9 a.m.

We are now in our second year of battling the Covid Pandemic and its devastation, again showing us that the only way we get through these trying times, is together.

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1700 Children Rescued from the Streets! Our 20th Anniversary...

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 9, 2021, 3:07 p.m.

Amani will have a TWENTY-year powerful track record in helping children off the street, into quality education, and back into their families and communities.

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ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT: WANDILE KHUMALO - SYKED

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 6, 2021, 9:45 a.m.

This month we shine the spotlight on Syked, a virtual private counselling platform for individuals looking for alternative ways of seeking mental health support without putting themselves at risk.

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The children always comes first!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 6, 2021, 9:39 a.m.

We have come through the first quarter of 2021, the second year now of the pandemic that has disrupted lives and livelihoods across the world.

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Shiloh Education - proof of success in what we do – we prepare children for life not only for school

Shilo May 4, 2021, 7:31 p.m.

I would like to share two stories to show what a huge impact you, as a donor, are making.

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DONATE NOW AND #GIVEAHANDUP TO NEW GRADE RR’S

Christel House South Africa April 15, 2021, 9:14 a.m.

Christel House SA, a non-profit school that serves students from severely impoverished areas on the Cape Flats, is appealing to the public to support its #GiveaHandUp campaign, which raises funds …

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Recruiting our youngest Christel Housers

Christel House South Africa March 17, 2021, 2:33 p.m.

For the first time in our 20-year history, we will be welcoming 60 Grade RR students to Christel House.

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CHRISTEL HOUSE SA IS RECRUITING ITS FIRST GRADE RR’s IN 2021

Christel House South Africa March 8, 2021, 6:42 p.m.

Grade RR student admissions for 2021 are officially open at Christel House South Africa, a non-profit no-fee school based in Ottery, Cape Town.

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NGO PARTNERSHIPS CRUCIAL TO OVERCOMING COVID-19 CHALLENGES

FoodForward SA Feb. 23, 2021, 6:31 p.m.

SURPLUS FOOD BOOSTS IMPACT OF OVC CENTRES.

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Human Factor 3 – Young people open minds

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 10, 2021, 7:25 a.m.

In her essay “In memory of who we are”, which opens the third issue of the DG Murray Trust’s (DGMT) Human Factor, social justice activist Lovelyn Nwadeyi writes: “We often …

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PICK A BOOK, FIND A FRIEND AND READ ALOUD!

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 28, 2021, 6:21 p.m.

Celebrated on 3 February 2021, World Read Aloud Day highlights the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories; even more so for our younger children.

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It Takes A Village – A Container Village Provides A Safe Haven for Children

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 7, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

Lack of access to basic human rights is wreaking havoc for the children of Parkwood Estate.

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CHEP HELPS NON-PROFIT SCHOOL GO GREEN WITH NEW SOLAR SYSTEM

Christel House South Africa Dec. 14, 2020, 5:29 p.m.

Christel House South Africa, a non-profit school situated in Ottery, Cape Town, has received a generous donation of a new solar power system by CHEP, a leading international supply chain …

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MTN-Trialogue R300 000 cash prize for child support programmes

Trialogue Nov. 18, 2020, 4:40 p.m.

A not-for-profit organisation (NPO) that provides country-wide support for orphaned, vulnerable and at-risk children can now strengthen and better monitor its much-needed programmes, thanks to a R300 000 cash prize.

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International Anti-Bullying Week (16-20 November)

Community Keepers Nov. 16, 2020, 3:40 p.m.

The 2020 World Children’s Report1, published by the Jacobs Foundation notes that the aspects of life that children rate highest in most countries were their family, their home and the …

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Bring Buckets of Hope to Families in Need

Christel House South Africa Nov. 5, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

It looks as if the worst of the pandemic is behind us now. Here at #ChristelHouseSA, we are planning to bring hope, happiness and some much-needed relief during this Festive …

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Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) Support for Each 1 Feed 1

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 30, 2020, 9:17 p.m.

South Africa is a nation that is perhaps best described as one which was born out of solidarity. It is time, again, to ignite our culture of solidarity as we …

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NEW WORLD-CLASS MODEL BRINGS EFFECTIVE SOLUTION TO MEASURING THE IMPACT OF CSI IN AFRICA

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 14, 2020, 3:53 p.m.

None of us could have ever predicted the onslaught of COVID-19 or imagined the devastation it would bring to our world, as well as the ever-lasting impact it will have …

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The Beast breaks new ground

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 25, 2020, 1:29 p.m.

Husqvarna South Africa, together with ex-Springbok rugby player Tendai Mtawarira and his wife Kuziva, recently rallied together to ‘green’ the spaces at Salt Rock’s Sizani School and offer other vital …

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Shiloh, the link between those who give and the most vulnerable who receive

Shilo Aug. 4, 2020, 6:25 p.m.

During lockdown Shiloh has distributed almost 20 000 meals above and beyond our regular meal production. Not to mention various tons of fresh fruit and veg, grocery parcels, vanity packs …

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HELPING CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES THROUGHOUT SOUTH AFRICA

Chaeli Campaign Aug. 4, 2020, 7 a.m.

What is #3000in30? A Chaeli Campaign initiative to help children with disabilities, their families and their communities.

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Food security for children starts at the breast – support breastfeeding

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Aug. 2, 2020, 7:37 p.m.

South Africa has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. Not because women do not understand the importance of breastfeeding for their children but because women face a …

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Join Penreach in support of our communities this Mandela Day

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 14, 2020, 2:58 p.m.

Penreach Cares this Mandela Day about bringing warmth to those who need it most and supporting poor communities with preschool Covid-19 readiness as citizens face everyday challenges.

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INVITATION: From Covid-19 lockdown, to the life you love.

riaan@wecanchange.co.za July 14, 2020, 2:28 p.m.

As lockdown lifts and we enter a new world, do you feel excited or apprehensive? How we live and work will never be the same again, and maybe it shouldn't.

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MathMoms Covid-19 Response - Cultivating Courage

Math Moms July 3, 2020, 9:48 p.m.

Every parent is their child's first teacher because we care about our children and hold them as our highest joys. In this strange time we look back with pride and …

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PAXFUL’S BITCOIN FUND JOINS ECD CENTRES IN SOUTH AFRICA TO FIGHT CHILD HUNGER

riaan@wecanchange.co.za May 29, 2020, 6:17 p.m.

Newly launched bitcoin donation campaign aims to provide COVID-19 relief & raise awareness about child hunger.

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Each One, Feed One

riaan@wecanchange.co.za April 14, 2020, 8:17 p.m.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation applauds the decisive leadership being given to South Africa by President Cyril Ramaphosa in addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19.

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Festive Concert raises R82 903.50 to feed learners with severe intellectual disabilities

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 17, 2020, 7:36 a.m.

On Tuesday 10 December, 2019, CBM SA and the Symphony Choir of Cape Town presented a special Festive Concert at Groot Constantia Wine Estate to raise funds for the Peninsula …

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CLOSE TO 3 MILLION CHILDREN REACHED THIS WORLD READ ALOUD DAY

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 17, 2020, 6:19 a.m.

This year Nal’ibali, South Africa’s reading-for-enjoyment campaign, set a target to read aloud to 2 million children on World Read Aloud Day, Wednesday 5 February

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On-site counselling rooms for schools in under resourced areas

Community Keepers March 6, 2020, 12:21 p.m.

Trauma is an everyday occurrence in the lives of many children in South Africa, due to violence, abuse and neglect. These children observe and experience things that no child should …

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OVER 20 000 CHILDREN SIGNED UP FOR LIBRARY CARDS

riaan@wecanchange.co.za March 5, 2020, 7:10 a.m.

A child on a bike, with a book bag slung over their shoulder, on their way to the library, is a sight that would warm any parent, teacher or librarian’s …

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Mango gives back to the future aviators with Go Discover Love

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Feb. 27, 2020, 6:56 a.m.

Mango airlines’ mission is not to only provide access to affordable flying, it’s to also provide youth access to developmental opportunities within the aviation industry. On Friday 14 February, we …

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‘Literacy is not a luxury, it’s a right and a responsibility.’

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Jan. 14, 2020, 9:17 a.m.

It is a well-established fact that ‘Reading for Meaning’ is the cornerstone of education and that there is a drive in South Africa to encourage reading from a young age.

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British Airways’ call to help give children a flying start

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Oct. 31, 2019, 12:55 p.m.

Every child deserves a flying start in life. But in South Africa, health challenges such as exposure to HIV, poor nutrition, and a lack of parental education can easily block …

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Injongo Project in Philippi opens newly refurbished Educare Centre

riaan@wecanchange.co.za Sept. 19, 2019, 10:06 a.m.

Investing in ECD is at the core of Rotary Claremont and the Lewis Group. The Injongo Project focuses on providing the communities of Philippi and Masiphumelele with functioning ECD centres, …

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