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?
These children (251 592) have no access to ECD facilities of any kind
These children (55 000) attend a home-based, unregistered facility
These children (208 579) attend a registered ECD facility
OUT OF CENTRE
These children (16 926) attend out of centre programs
Mfuleni, Cape Town
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 1 Early Childhood Development Hub and 5 shack 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 living in the Western Cape (2011) who need help receiving a quality education.
Together, we can change this.
Western Cape Government Investing in the Early Years
INTEGRATED PROVINCIAL EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY