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Through our Nana Abantwana programme, we strive to improve upon early childhood development services at village level by mobilizing and strengthening existing centres and community structures.

Our programme supports 102 ECD centres in Tsholomnqa, Mooiplaas, Dimbaza and Newlands rural communities in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Centred on providing appropriate cognitive stimulation, nutrition, care and health services for pre-school children, we work with a number of initiatives that include:

  • training, support and mentorship of ECD practitioners

  • building upon toy and book libraries within each centre

  • coordinating donations of goods and furniture

  • raising awareness and advocating the provision of quality ECD services in each village (Community of Practice)

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Early Childhood Development


Our Partners


Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (CONTRALESA) is a non-political organization of traditional leaders, which works in close cooperation with Government in advancing development in traditional communities.


The University of Fort Hare (UFH) is situated in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It establishes and develops a centre of excellence in research, teaching and scholarly engagement in the field of early childhood development.

Our Partners ECD
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