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.