1 04, 2020

DSD Leaflet – Informative and Fun

“In the human life cycle the early childhood phase from birth to nine years is considered the most important phase for every human being. Giving children the best start in life means ensuring them good health, proper nutrition and early learning. The well being of children depends on the ability of families to function effectively. Children need to grow up in a nurturing and secure family that can ensure their development, protection, survival and participation in family and social life. From an environmental perspective, it means safe water, basic sanitation, and protection from violence, abuse, exploitation and discrimination. These imperatives work best together and lay the foundation for life.

Early childhood development services need to be holistic and should attend to the

25 03, 2020

SA on LOCKDOWN: Activity Book

As we all know, South Africa will be on a full national LOCKDOWN which will begin at midnight Thursday, 26 March 2020, and will continue for 21 days. This means that we are all required to stay home except for essential purposes.

Yes, that means that you will stay home with your family for 21 consecutive days! We know this may be frightening, however TLI and the B4G team have decided to dedicate our resources through our social media platforms to help stimulate your child throughout this 21 day period.

Over the next few weeks we will be posting some activity ideas for you to do with your child through our social media platforms, if you

25 03, 2020

SA on LOCKDOWN: We are all in this together!

Blocks 4 Growth was developed by The Learning Initiative to better prepare 4-5 year old children for Grade R. With the outbreak of the Coronavirus, we have developed this pamphlet with a few practical ideas of how you can stimulate your child at home. We have also given you tips on how to download a free app that has stories for you to read to your child, as well as extra activity ideas. For even more exciting activities follow us on social media. Don’t forget to share your fun moments with us!

Enjoy the time together and play, play, play.

It is the best investment you can make!

Click here to download our pamphlet

13 11, 2019

Change maker in Education Award

The Community Chest Impumelelo Social Innovations Awards (CCISIA) Programme searches for social innovation in all sectors of development across South Africa, with a specific focus on non-profit organisations, government entities and private sector companies that are addressing the social issues and challenges our country faces.

After successfully completing the due diligence review process, an external evaluator conducted a site visit to gain first-hand insight into the work we do on the ground. We were proud of showcasing our work, the little children and their special creche. No-one can leave, feeling untouched by the experience. To top it, we were selected as a finalist for the Awards and had to present our innovation to a panel of judges during the adjudication phase.

27 08, 2017

Save South Africa with free ECD programmes

Article from IOL | Weekend Argus

The Community Chest regards the provision of free early childhood development programmes (ie, ECD centres for children 0-5) to poor families as fundamental to the development and protection of vulnerable children and to bringing an end to some of the violence against women and children.

ECD forms a vital part of the development of every child. We know that children who have access to quality ECD from an early age are mostly better suited to coping with formal schooling and life in general.