We hope this email finds you well.
We have received many questions regarding the opening of ECD centres and aftercare services from principals and ECD centres. We directed these questions to Tughfa (Director of Early Childhood Development and Partial Care at the Department of Social Development) to provide much-needed answers. After receiving her answers (on Monday, 11 May), we designed a FAQ leaflet (showing our questions and the answers DSD provided). Please see the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) leaflet attached, and feel free to share amongst your networks.
We are concerned that centres may be misinterpreting government directives and we think it is helpful to have these guidelines directly from DSD to provide some clarity.
We also wanted to share with you the process for applying for the Social Relief Grant to share with those that may need it. Please note that this is the new number. The application process opened on Monday.
Please stay well.
CECD Registration ECD Assistant
Sisanda FunDaytion (SF) is a 10 year old NGO active in the western cape. SF is focused on ensuring the value of recreation is experienced by all children. Vulnerable children in our townships very rarely get the opportunity to learn, play and grow in different environments, with new people and in new ways. SF has a variety of programmes which, through volunteers, work to help children have a little fun while expanding their minds and horizons. We arrange outings to experience what Cape Town has to offer, set up after school extra mural groups to learn new skills and enable more privileged high school youth to share their time and energy with less privileged primaries school children.
With the changes of our current reality SF is engaging in food distributions, Storytime and developing approaches to enable healthy activities within vulnerable households.
Please see more about what we do through our website or Facebook
Our new Edu Potal has been active since Monday if you did not get the Whats-app with the information here it is
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