Hello and thank you for supporting our campaign. We are very grateful and will continue to work hard on our Education Africa Early Childhood Development Project with your help. Starting in September our ECD team is currently marking their students’ assignments and soon our students will start their practical’s at their ECD centres! We are so proud of how far they have come and their commitment to bettering their futures and the futures of the children of South Africa.
The current landscape of Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in South Africa includes a troublesome combination of undertrained caregivers and limited resources. According to a 2013 ECD Audit, only 10% of children living in Johannesburg between the ages of three and five are enrolled in ECD centres. Many caregivers, despite having years of practical experience, have poor reading, writing, and critical thinking skills -- impeding their ability to plan and manage effective early childhood programming. Without qualified caregivers, the majority of young children in Johannesburg have fallen through the cracks of our society’s care. Education Africa is equipped with the requisite specialised staff, structures and experience to tackle these issues and create meaningful change for South African children.
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