Let's Make a Difference in ECD this Mandela Day!
- By: Naasiha Abrahams
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/lets-make-a-difference-in-ecd-this-mandel
Early Childhood Development (ECD) is crucial for the future growth of our young people. Children from disadvantaged communities are especially vulnerable. If we consider that education begins with the famiy, support for parents from these communities, is also an integral aspect of ECD. Learning in Reach works with underprivileged communities in South Africa, and takes a holistic approach that offers the necessary support not only to the children concerned, but to their caregivers as well.
I had the opportunity to meet with Leanne Reid, the Project Director of Learning in Reach, while I was in Cape Town. She passionately discussed the work they are doing around trauma counselling for the families of children attending their ECD centres. This Mandela Day I'm raising funds to support Learning in Reach in this worthy cause and make a palpable difference in the lives of children! Will you help too?
- Jul 18, 2019 - R 670.00
- "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. Nelson Mandela" - Aydin
- Jul 17, 2019 - USD $ 33.93
- "Love to all the families" - Martine
- Jul 14, 2019 - USD $ 28.22
- "Just helping" - Anonymous
- Jul 14, 2019 - USD $ 71.64
- "Mandela Day 2019!" - Naasiha
Learning In Reach
Learning in Reach has created a blueprint for a holistic early learning and pre-primary education that fosters community enterprise and parental engagement. ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ and we cannot disrupt the Early Childhood Development (ECD) process without addressing all the supporting structures, the main one being the child’s parents and teachers, as role models and leaders of these young children.