By putting more effort into developing a child during their early stages parents can help the child grow into a more rounded and productive adult and make the most of the advantages of Early Childhood Development (ECD).
South Africa's Ndalo Media has teamed up with Unicef to help underprivileged children reach their potential. The partnership comes as the UN agency releases its 2015 Child Equity Report, For Every Child a Fair Chance.
South Africa has some of the highest numbers of children affected by HIV/Aids in the world; faith-based non-profit Lebone Village provides a safe haven, along with counselling and schooling, to help care for these children, so they grow and prosper.
Abused and Abandoned Kids Educational Excursions raises funds to educate and feed abandoned and orphaned children. It takes them on field trips, gets them school uniforms, and gives them some of the comforts of life.
Thanks to funding from Chevrolet Ute Force, weekly music sessions are held at Othandweni Orphanage, where children learn about music, movement and more with Be Sharp Beetles.