Partner with a GROW Educare Centre for deep impact
Together we can create high quality ECD opportunities for children in low income communities while equipping women to run professional sustainable businesess.
We provide a simple, proven solution for Funders who are serious about changing the education system.
Whether you’re a company, foundation or individual, you have the power to address inequality, poverty and poor education when you adopt a GROW Educare Centre.
Perpetuating poverty and inequality:
Poor quality early learning opportunities are a life sentence for children
Most ECD Centres in developing communities don't have proper equipment, facilities, resources, skills and training, structured ECD programmes and teachers. They need a partner that won’t just fix one aspect of their school; they need a partner that’s willing to walk alongside them all the way, equipping and supporting them to achieve success in all aspects of education and business sustainability.
How does adopting an ECD centre work?
We use social-franchising to establish excellent, high quality and affordable Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in disadvantaged communities. Franchising is a proven model that works, reduces risks and reduces costs of scaling. We provide franchisees (the independent ECD owner) with the complete recipe for success. Every aspect that is required to run a professional centre is provided in our toolkit: from infrastructure upgrades to achieve government compliance, teacher training and ongoing mentoring, equipment and educational resources, to business training, mentoring and a support network.
How to adopt an ECD centre
We work with the ECD centres directly, managing the selection, partnership and deliverables, and reducing your direct exposure and risk. Your organisation can get involved through site visits, volunteer opportunities and centre incentives if you wish. You may also choose to nominate a specific centre, or to remain anonymous.
Your adoption ensures that an ECD centre receives our extensive support package:
Franchisees receive a minimum of 5 years of support. We have proven that it is this support that makes the real difference to embedding quality and new ways of operating:
Support package for franchisees
- Infrastructure upgrade (compliant with government regulations and GROW brand standards).
- An extensive kit of educational equipment and training manual per classroom .
- Franchisee training
- Induction training for all staff
- Installation of equipment, posters and policies
- Marketing support to relaunch their centre
ONCE OPERATING AS A GROW FRANCHISEE
- Current and new teacher training
- Franchisee training
- Franchisee meetings
- Education mentorship in classroom
- One-on-One Business mentoring
- Termly kit per classroom
- Teacher assessments
- Learner assessments
- Performance review
By partnering with GROW you will receive maximum impact for your investment as well as the following benefits:
Donations are tax-deductible (PBO Sect 18A)
Enterprise Development or Socio-Economic Development BBBEE scorecard points
M&E (Monitoring and Evaluation) reporting
Dual impact: improved education outcomes plus economic empowerment of women
Frugal financial management of your funds
Successful implementation of your CSI initiative
Acknowledgement: Branding on the centre’s Funder Wall, our website and annual reports.
PR and marketing opportunities e.g. media releases, interviews, success stories, visits.
Staff volunteerism opportunities e.g. Mandela Day and fundraising or donation campaigns