Inkanyezi Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre was initially established in 1981. The ECD’s mission is to provide affordable, high standard childcare services to the community with limited access to such.
The Project Preparation Trust has been involved in the survey of ECD centres in underserviced rural and informal settlement communities in eThekwini, as well as assisting in planning for infrastructural improvements which are often necessary to address health and safety threats and/or ‘unblock’ centre registration (with appropriate flexibility). The categorisation of centres based on survey data informs appropriate and programmatic response planning. Inkanyezi ECD has been one example of where the work by PPT has allowed the ECD to register and upgrade the infrastructure of the ECD.
The centre offers a chance for a great start, giving the children from 0 – 6 years a fair chance to grow optimally and holistically (physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively). The centre provides access to high quality education (to children with minimal access to such) by offering best resources that enhance and stimulate growth to a child. While the practitioners and volunteers are equipped and trained in ECD care and contribute positively to the growth of the team.
Thank you to Thuthukile Mhlungu for submitting this Good Hood Story.
For more info:
City of Ekurhuleni
Department of Social Development, Project Preparation Trust, Ilifa Labantwana, The Unlimited child, eThekwini Municipality, First National Bank