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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Growing a chain of high-quality early learning centres in disadvantaged communities

GROW Educare Centre opens more social-franchisee opportunities to support ECD business owners in developing communities As Government proceeds to initiate the process in which all South African children will be enrolled in a two-year compulsory Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme before entering Grade 1, numerous under-resourced and underfunded early learning centres across the country currently…

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VACANCY: Business and Implementation Analyst (Full time role)

GROW Educare Centres is a social enterprise with a vision to set a new standard for early learning in developing countries that unlocks Human Potential.  To achieve this vision, we create an ecosystem for Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres that ensure children receive high quality early learning, use social-franchising to scale our model, equip ECD…

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How to save money and reduce your individual or company tax by making a donation.

Taxes! It’s undeniably a grudge payment that every company and individual has to make. That’s why, if you work hard for your money, you’ll want to spend it on things you value, and on services that improve your life and the people you care about. Donating to a charity of your choice has great benefits,…

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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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