Early Education

We believe education is a human right. Yet of the 57 million children globally who are not in school, over half (30 million) live in sub-Saharan Africa. In our province alone, there are more than 500,000 children under the age of 5 and over 40% have zero access to education.

Studies show that early childhood development leads to greater success at school, higher employment and earning opportunities, better overall health, lower dependence on welfare, and a decrease in crime and poverty levels. Focusing on this age group makes a significant impact in community transformation and creating a future without poverty.

Through our strategic partnership with Common Good, we are helping to ignite and nurture potential in young learners and provide good governance and management in at-risk schools.

Common Good has partnered with the Western Cape Education Department in the Collaboration Schools Project—an innovative new model that aims to bring additional support and capacities to non-fee paying schools. This initiative is involved in systemic transformation of a school, working in partnership with the teaching staff, non-teaching staff, and learners to drive progress and improvement.

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