Want to change South Africa and #doDifferent? Statistics show that the best reward for giving comes from investing in Early Childhood Development (ECD). As well as giving children the mental stimulation and development needed to lay a solid foundation for their later school years, it also furthers social inclusion for parents – especially moms, who are freed up to seek employment.
One of the biggest problems faced in South Africa is that while there are many ECD centres or crèches, a recent audit by the Department of Social Development found that 70% of ECD centres are unsuited to providing ECD services. While many of these ECD centres are doing the best they can with extremely limited resources, the fact remains that those organisations doing good work in this sector need all the support they can get.
Cotlands, one of our partnering NGOs, focuses on initiating and facilitating innovative, play-based early learning opportunities for young children, ensuring that they have the required skills to excel when entering formal schooling. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Cotlands want to do more for the children that they help.
We’re excited to be partnering with Cotlands to raise funds to provide food parcels that will feed a baby or a child for a month during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is how you can get involved – all it takes is a small change or action on your part and a post to social media.
Tell us what you would #doDifferent in a public post on Facebook, mention @Cotlands and #doDifferent and Different Life will allocate funds to help Cotlands feed a child for a month.