Can you imagine a child not having a starting chance in life?

 

More than 40% of children, under the age of five, living in the Western Cape, don’t have access to Early Childhood Development facilities.

What does this mean exactly?

 

%

NO ACCESS

These children (251 592) have no access to ECD facilities of any kind

%

HOME BASED

These children (55 000) attend a home-based, unregistered facility

%

REGISTERED

These children (208 579) attend a registered ECD facility

%

OUT OF CENTRE

These children (16 926) attend out of centre programs

Mfuleni, Cape Town

Photo credit: Wikipedia

Photo credit: Wikipedia

Mfuleni is a relatively new township and is about 40 kilometres from Cape Town, South Africa. Around 52,300 people live in this township. Unemployment, HIV/AIDS and crime are some of the most pressing problems in this poor township. Only 43% of Mfuleni residents are employed.

The primary schools in the area are not enough to support the growing population. Mfuleni is facing a crisis. We need more education facilities.

We've built an Early Childhood Development Centre and 3 shack to chic schools in Mfuleni.

We’ve met hundreds of children and teachers from the community, heard their stories and invested in their education, ensuring the promise of a starting chance of receiving education.

But there are still 251 592 children who need help receiving a quality education.

Together, we can change this.

 

SOURCE:

Western Cape Government Investing in the Early Years

INTEGRATED PROVINCIAL EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

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