Through its Siyasizana Day-care Project, Sasko is helping day care centres provide the equipment needed for proper early childhood development.
Food, clean water and sanitation, education for the youngest members of the community to help them meet their potential – these are the foundations of Joint Aid Management.
Early childhood development is critical for proper cognitive growth and later schooling years. An organisation in KwaZulu-Natal has 30 years' experience in bringing much-needed ECD to underprivileged communities.
Through its foundation, the Hollard group has helped to set up paediatric theatres in Eastern Cape that are helping to save the lives of sick children. It has also committed funds and resources to other early childhood development initiatives in other parts of the country.
Early childhood development is essential to build capable, well-rounded adults. It can also help to close the gap between the privileged and the underprivileged. The Ntataise network is building these solid foundations.
The Pebbles Project works with alcohol-affected communities in the Western Cape to help residents and children battle the scourge of alcohol addiction, and the province's high rates of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.
The Bright Kid Foundation's converted shipping containers are proving a hit with township teachers who, along with their students, love the roomy, bright and safe spaces that are replacing sub-standard classrooms.
Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of mining company Anglo American, has invested R32-million in the construction of nine early childhood development centres in South Africa's Northern Cape province.