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Mandela Day 2020: Let’s Get Them Back to School Safely. Get Early Learning Centres Ready to Reopen

Since 18 March 2020, all 43 of our GROW Educare Centres have been closed to help flatten the curve and comply with government requirements. The lockdown has resulted in many unintended consequences and continues to place unprecedented burdens on the women who own and run these community businesses. The early childhood development (ECD) sector has…

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Hunger relief updates – COVID19 – 14 May 2020

Hello friends, Wow! Thank you for your incredible support thus far during the COVID-19 lockdown. We sincerely appreciate your willingness to share the heavy burden of hunger relief, your encouragement and messages of support, and every single donation. We couldn’t have done this without you. We’re over 40 days into lockdown and our communities are…

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From skills development to food parcels: We pivot to alleviate hunger in families with children.

Coronavirus causes shut down of non-profit activities On a “normal” day The Clothing Bank NPC would be operating 3 programmes (The Clothing Bank, The Appliance Bank and GROW Educare Centres) to help eradicate poverty among men, women and children in developing communities across Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and East London. This would take the format…

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GROW Educare Centres launches 15 new preschool franchises in disadvantaged communities

GROW Educare Centres launches 15 new preschool franchises in disadvantaged communities

January 2020: From Merewent to Midrand to Manenberg. All over South Africa, young children whose parents believe in the power of education to eradicate poverty are arriving at their pre-school, ready to learn through play. GROW Educare Centres is a local nonprofit organisation that partners with Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre owners through a social…

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Love to Give on Giving Tuesday 2019: Donate to transform an Early Childhood Development Centre in South Africa

Love to Give on Giving Tuesday 2019: Donate to transform an Early Childhood Development Centre in South Africa

If you love to give, then show your love by giving towards an ECD Centre’s full transformation in the spirit of Giving Tuesday 2019. Donate R50 or more: Your donation will impact a generation of young children! Transform an ECD Centre Fundraising Target: R100 000  (Equivalent to US Dollar 6 797 / Pound Sterling 5 277…

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GivingTuesday ideas: Love to give on GivingTuesday and help ECD Centres in South Africa

GivingTuesday ideas: Love to give on GivingTuesday and help ECD Centres in South Africa

What is GivingTuesday? GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds…

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5-Star Upgrades for three top-performing Educare Centres in under-resourced neighbourhoods

5-Star Upgrades for three top-performing Educare Centres in under-resourced neighbourhoods

5-Star Upgrades for three top-performing Educare Centres in under-resourced neighbourhoods Three ECD centres achieve 5 Star rating For many children from Philippi, Maitland and Durban a safe, loving, and constructive pre-school environment is simply a dream. Three educare owners are challenging the current situation and are the first to deliver 5 Star ECD education, making…

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Press Release: Leave a legacy Mandela Day 2019 with GROW Educare Centres

Press Release: Leave a legacy Mandela Day 2019 with GROW Educare Centres

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela When you invest in a child’s education, you invest in the future. Even the smallest contribution can…

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