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.