ABOUT THE DO MORE FOUNDATION
HOW WE ARE #DOINGMORE TOGETHER
Whilst the Covid-19 lockdown regulations have eased, the state of the South African Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector has been left with a massive crisis on their hands. This sector is responsible for the 8 million young children in South Africa under the age of five years old.
It is estimated that as many as 30,000 ECD operators (i.e creches or pre-schools) serving poor communities in South Africa run the risk of closure as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Not only does this place thousands of jobs at risk, it leaves roughly 1.5 million young children without an ECD programme to attend in their already vulnerable communities.
You may ask yourself – well why is this a problem?
From birth to age 5, a child’s brain develops more, and more rapidly, than at any other time in life. Depriving a young child of the nutrition, safety and stimulation that these ECD programmes provide during these fundamental years, has a profound and potentially long term impact on their overall development later in life.
Simply put – Less access to nutritious food, basic health care and early learning opportunities means these young children will start formal schooling at a distinct disadvantage, without the critical building blocks in place for early literacy, numeracy and executive functioning.
HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE
For as little as R20 a month or R400 once off, you will provide a meal every school day for a young child for 20 months.
Your donation is not just giving a young child the energy to learn every school day, you are encouraging their parents/caregivers to send them back to a stimulating environment and supporting passionate Early Childhood Development practitioners (mostly marginalized women) to keep their learning Centres running so they can continue to nurture and stimulate young minds. DO MORE porridge (provided at cost) enables you to provide nutritional support for $1 | 1 CAD | 1 Euro (R20) /month per child.
Take up the #DoMoreChallenge today and help positively impact early childhood development in our most vulnerable communities
WAYS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE