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Quality of ECD improves in KwaZulu-Natal

We were proud to be part of a consortium of non-governmental organisations (the LEGO Foundation, UNICEF South Africa, and National ECD Alliance, TREE) that facilitated workshops across five districts in the region; namely Harry Gwala, Umkhanyakude, Zululand, King Cetshwayo and Amajuba.

We provided essential skills-based training to 150 ECD practitioners and 283 parents. The workshop themes included repurposing toys capacitating practitioners on how to use a variety of educational resources playfully to develop children’s cognitive abilities; these include critical thinking, problem-solving, reasoning, and memory, etc.

A “Play-at-home” workshop was designed for parents to build a stronger connection between parents and their children by encouraging more play-based activities in the home environment and how to do this in practical ways. Well done to all our training facilitators for implementing valuable workshops in the communities across the region.