It’s Not Every Day The President Visits

In January 2022, the Nelson Mandela Foundation approved grant funding for the construction of three new Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in WM-Mandela Municipality in Eastern Cape. The source of the funds for the Little Flower Pre-school was from President Ramaphosa who committed to donate half of his presidential salary when he took office. Little […]

Implementing the Social Employment Fund

Over the last few months, we have been incredibly busy implementing our Social Employment Fund (SEF) project, after being selected as a strategic implementation partner by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Under this fund, teachers who previously earned close to nothing while working at unfunded Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres will receive a monthly income […]

Function Shift

Function shift – we have been hearing this term for three years. Government responsibility for Early Childhood Development (ECD) is moving from the Department of Social Development (DSD) to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) on the 1st April 2022. It has been a turbulent few years as there have been some mixed messages and […]