The project provides a stimulating Early Years Educational programme on a daily basis for 34 young children in rural Eastern Cape, South-Africa. Taking care of their cognitive, emotional, creative, spiritual and physical needs; ensuring a strong foundation to enter formal schooling from. The project facilitates training courses for volunteers working at the centre, to be trained as Early Years Practitioners. The project provides 2 free daily meals for each of the children attending the centre.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Child supervision. Child minders are unaffordable and the shorter life expectancy due to HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis has in result less family members to take care of young children. Many households do not have the means to provide a nutritional meal for their children, 40% of a 150 adults interviewed depend on grants or subsidies as their only income. Due to an increasingly demanding school career, the importance of an early childhood education is undisputed.Only10% of kidds attend a creche
How will this project solve this problem?
1. A safe and caring environment for children ages 0-4 RESULT: Confident, happy and safe children 2. A stimulating and effective Early Years Programme RESULT: Educated and prepared preschoolers who are ready to attend a reception class 3. Nutritional Care of young children RESULT: Well fed children who will have enough energy and stronger immune systems to effectively enjoy every day activities
Potential Long Term Impact
Twenty-thirty young children are being provided for on all aspects of their development during the critical window period of human development - age 0-4. Early Childhood Education contributes significantly to the econonmical and sustainable welfare of its society.
Total Funding Received to Date: $9,300
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $24,700
Total Funding Goal: $34,000