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ECD needs a paradigm shift

GROW Educare Centres was born out of a need to change SA’s poverty and inequality trajectory In 2014 GROW Educare Centres launched as a collaborative partnership between The Clothing Bank and Grow Learning Company. GROW Educare Centres is founded on the belief that providing quality ECD education to the majority of South African children has…

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5 reasons why ECD is the best investment a country can make.

QUICK FACT: Quality ECD (Early Childhood Development) is globally recognized as the most impactful investment in human capital that a country can make. ECD is a national priority. As it should be. Investment in quality early learning yields high levels of return on investment. The impact can be seen immediately and incredibly, the long-term effects…

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

Volunteer & Donation Opportunities with GROW Educare Centres: 1. Join our Digital Volunteer network Your time and expertise can assist GROW Educare Centres in creative and unexpected ways. Donate your time and energy. When you join our digital volunteer network, you’ll be equipped to be a virtual ambassador for GROW Educare Centres. Your involvement could…

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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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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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