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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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Testimonial: Jennifer Crossley’s ECD Centre is a beacon for quality education in Maitland

Dreams of opening a quality pre-school centre in her community Meet Jennifer Crossley, a qualified Grade R teacher from Maitland, a low-income area in Cape Town, South Africa. After experiencing first-hand how children who are unprepared for Grade R eventually drop out of school, turning to drugs, gangs and crime; she dreamed of opening a…

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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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2020 Applications open: Become a GROW Educare Centre Franchise

2020 Applications open: Become a GROW Educare Centre Franchise

Are you ready to run the best Early Childhood Development centre in your neighbourhood? A centre that is safe, beautiful and well equipped, with excellent teachers, where happy children are learning every day? A centre where you are a leader and role-model for the community, a professional businesswoman? ***NOTE: APPLICATIONS CLOSED 29 FEB 2020*** Are…

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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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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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New GROW Educare Centre Pre-School opens in KwaZulu-Natal thanks to collaborative efforts

New GROW Educare Centre Pre-School opens in KwaZulu-Natal thanks to collaborative efforts

The 1st of August 2019 marked an important milestone in the lives of many as it denoted the official opening celebration of Bonisiwe Gwala’s newly upgraded Pre-School, Entokozweni, a proud GROW Educare Centre franchise, located in an area called Kwa-Nqetho, just 5kms outside of Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal. Over 60 guest, including the Chief of Kwa-Nqetho, Mr….

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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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5 ideas: Volunteer or donate to leave a legacy this Mandela Day 2019

5 ideas: Volunteer or donate to leave a legacy this Mandela Day 2019

This Mandela Day do something meaningful. Leave a legacy. Support ECD (Early Childhood Development) and Educare Centres in disadvantaged communities: it’s the most significant investment you can make. Why is ECD (Early Childhood Development) the best place to invest? Early Childhood Development (ECD) is a child’s development phase between birth and school-going age. During this…

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