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Early Childhood Education in South Africa



This project supports informal township pre-schools by providing teachers' training, hands-on mentoring and resource provision, such as nutrition support, equipment and building of the structures

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Very few disadvantaged South African children receive adequate early childhood education. Current high levels of poverty and unemployment have made the opening of a preschool for self-employment an attractive option for women living in the impoverished township communities. The vast majority of these women do not have the required training and experience in early childhood development that enables them to create a caring and learning environment that promotes optimum child development.

How will this project solve this problem?

We provide a holistic support to affiliated pre-schools including comprehensive training to the teachers, hands-on mentoring through community-based workers, educational equipment and materials, as well as nutritional support for the children.

Potential Long Term Impact

We will provide extensive training in the field of early childhood development and education to 30 women per annum. In turn, this will significantly strenghten the care and learning environment for over 250 disadvataged children per annum.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,455
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $47,545
Total Funding Goal: $50,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Ikamva Labantu

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Project Leader

Jovana Risovic

Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa

Where is this project located?

Map of Early Childhood Education in South Africa
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