KZN NGO lightens the load for struggling ECD centres

KZN NGO lightens the load for struggling ECD centres

A Kloof-based NGO says it's lending a helping hand to more than one hundred Early Childhood Development centres in KwaZulu-Natal, that aren't funded by the government. 


ECDs opened their doors this week, after their closure in March when the total coronavirus lockdown was imposed. 

Zero2Five says it's supplied 150 centres with personal protective equipment and continues to feed over 5 000 children through its nutritional programme. 

The group's Nokubonga Hlongwane says they want to keep children and staff safe. 

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She says these facilities are bearing the brunt of the pandemic.

"We have been working with ECD centres for a long time now. Most of them depend on the fees that parents pay on a monthly basis. 

"It is very important for us to help them re-open so that we can get an income and the children can have access to nutrition and the play programme," says Hlongwane.

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