This week, we’d like to introduce you to a few projects on Different.org that level the playing field. By that, we mean that these NGOs are helping build the kind of world where a child’s hunger does not stop him or her from learning. They are also instrumental in creating safe spaces where children living in under-resourced areas may play and learn – just like their peers who attend well-funded ECD centres. They also seek to establish and educate children about their rights – in a context where these may not be readily understood or respected.
- Save the Children South Africa is assisting Sizolompakathi ECD Centre in Tjakastad, Mpumalanga, with infrastructural improvements such as fencing and a borehole.
- Zero2Five Trust is raising funds to implement an early literacy and maths programme at 33 ECD centres in and around Estcourt in KwaZulu-Natal.
- The National Children’s Theatre has, prior to lockdown and the related restrictions, worked to address issues such as bullying through travelling plays that inspire behavioural change.
Click on the project links above to help level the playing field by allocating your Different Donation.
Philile Shandu :
Hi my Name is Philile Shandu
Seeing that the informal settlement I leave in, does not do anything for small kids, therefore children end up playing on the streets unsupervised and that brings lots of pain to me as I love kids and have worked with them for the longest time, when I see a child I see a future of this world, now I hate seeing the future being destroyed, I have ECD certificate which allows me to be able to entroduce Play learning, I would like to offer my help for free in the community in my yard, but how do I go about registering, and also donations such as educational toys and food as I leave in a disadvantage community?
Please assist 👏
SimoneG replied :
Hi Philile, we appreciate people like you who want to help! Here is more info on registering: https://www.gov.za/faq/education/how-do-i-register-ecd-centre We also recommend getting in touch with iThemba Projects, an NGO in KZN that is great at developing ECD centres and may have some good advice for you: http://ithembaprojects.com/contact-us.html We wish you much success with your ECD centre.