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CORRIDOR GAZETTE ARTICLE 21 ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT NOVEMBER 2018

FIRST LADY, DR TSHEPO MOTSEPE SUPPORTS INITIATIVES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN In October 2018, Grow Great launched a campaign to reduce stunting in South Africa to ZERO by 2030. South Africa’s First Lady, Dr Tshepo Motsepe (Ramaphosa) was the Key Note …
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WORCESTER STANDARD ARTICLE 19 ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT OCTOBER 2018

A Good Start = a Bright Future!  WORCESTER BUSINESS GETS BEHIND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT! On 11th October 2018, CEOs and business leaders from prominent Worcester businesses met for a business breakfast jointly hosted by First National Bank and the Do …
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WORCESTER STANDARD ARTICLE 18 ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT SEPTEMBER 2018

A Good Start = a Bright Future!  BRAIN SCANS SHOW WHY READING TO KIDS IS GOOD FOR THEM! Brain scans reveal that pre-schoolers whose parents read to them regularly show more activity in key areas of their brains. Reading to …
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WORCESTER STANDARD ARTICLE 17 ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AUGUST 2018

A Good Start = a Bright Future! WHEN YOU HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR BABY WITH SOMEONE ELSE The time will come when every mother will have to leave her precious baby in the care of someone else. That person may …
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CORRIDOR GAZETTE ARTICLE 20 ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT SEPTEMBER 2018

WHAT QUALITY TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR CHILD’S GROUP EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMME We know that research evidence shows that the child’s first years of life are the most important years for his or her brain development and present and future …
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CORRIDOR GAZETTE ARTICLE 19 ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AUGUST 2018

PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA RECOGNISES THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT In 1995, President Nelson Mandela announced that he would donate one third of his presidential salary to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. Now, 23 years later, President Ramaphosa announced in May …
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CORRIDOR GAZETTE ARTICLE 18 ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT JULY 2018

THE QUALITY OF YOUR YOUNG CHILD’S DAY CARE MATTERS! Many parents leave their babies or young children in the care of someone else when they go to work or live away from their little ones. The quality of that care …
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WORCESTER STANDARD ARTICLE 16 ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT JULY 2018

A Good Start = a Bright Future! HOW BABIES LEARN AND WHY ROBOTS CAN’T COMPETE! Many people think that the young child’s mind only starts to develop once they start speaking, and some people only take young children’s learning seriously …
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CORRIDOR GAZETTE ARTICLE 17 ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT JUNE 2018

BRAIN SCANS SHOW WHY READING TO KIDS IS GOOD FOR THEM! Brain scans reveal that pre-schoolers whose parents read to them regularly show more activity in key areas of their brains. Reading to young children is well known to have …
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WORCESTER STANDARD ARTICLE 15 ON EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT JUNE 2018

A Good Start = a Bright Future! SOUTH AFRICA’S READING CRISIS IS A LEARNING DISASTER! Last month we discussed how babbling to babies boosts their brains. We learned that language is one of the most important foundations for brain development …
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Worcester Standard Article 14 on Early Childhood Development May 2018

A Good Start = a Bright Future! BABBLING TO BABIES BOOSTS THEIR BRAINS! The more parents talk to their children, from birth, the faster those children’s vocabularies grow and the better their intelligence develops. This may seem obvious to many …
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Corridor Gazette Article 16 On Early Childhood Development May 2018

WHEN YOU HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR BABY WITH SOMEONE ELSE The time will come when every mother will have to leave her precious baby in the care of someone else. That person may be an adult relative or friend, or …
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Corridor Gazette Article 14 On Early Childhood Development April 2018

HOW BABIES LEARN AND WHY ROBOTS CAN’T COMPETE! Many people think that the young child’s mind only starts to develop once they start speaking, and some people only take young children’s learning seriously once they start school! In fact learning …
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A Good Start = A Bright Future!

PLAY IDEAS FOR LITTLE ONES In our competitive world, many parents are keen to get their little ones learning as soon as possible in preparation for school. What many don’t realise though, is that children learn best through play. Not …
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Tales of Toys and Joy

In December 2017, The DO MORE FOUNDATION organised almost 1000 different types of toys that were distributed to young children within the 7 Wards of Hammarsdale.  The recipients of the toys were delighted as some had never held a new …
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Creating Economic Opportunities for Unemployed & Vulnerable Community Members

The Youth Career Desk Lima facilitator has successfully linked over 162 vulnerable and unemployed individuals in Hammarsdale with various economic opportunities. These include various new employment opportunities through partnerships forged between the DO MORE FOUNDATION and GP Retail Operations in …
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Positive Collaborations With Ackermans & The Unlimited Child

In December 2017, engagement meetings held with Ackermans CSI Division – in preparation for their relocation to Hammarsdale in mid-2018 – has resulted in Ackermans making an investment of R250 000.00 in the DoMore4Hammarsdale project. Such investments have been made …
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RCL FOODS Retrenchment Vocational Training Programme

On the 20th of October, Lima facilitators trained the retrenched employees on poultry production. The grant allocated by RCL FOODS Consumer Division has been used to purchase 100 day old chicks, inputs and other materials. All of which have been …
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Youth in Agriculture Sibukeng Garden

The Sibukeng Garden has been newly incorporated into the DoMore4Hammarsdale project as from January 2018.  This fully fenced garden consists of 25 young community members and  has two 5000l JoJo tanks to ensure water is available to the young farmers …
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Expanding Scope With Hammersdale Economic Linkages

Contemporary trends in urbanisation around Hammarsdale and surrounding areas has resulted in a paradigm shift from the rural traditional subsistence form of agriculture where a rural producer had the ultimate decision regarding the choice of crop to produce; the quantity …
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Market Linkages & Changing Local Livelihoods

As part of the DoMore4Hammarsdale project, local vegetable growers are exposed and encouraged to adhere to the organic farming best practice methods which has assisted them to tap into a niche market. From November 2016 to mid-January 2018, the Sixhoshindlala …
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Together We Can #DoMore

The Buckman Laboratories funding, valued at R70 000.00, has been used to fence and install an entrance gate for the 1 hectare garden for Siphikeleli Communal Garden in Ward 6 with the assistance of Lima Rural Development Foundation Engineers.   During …
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Corridor Gazette Article 14 on Early Childhood Development March 2018

SOUTH AFRICA’S READING CRISIS IS A LEARNING DISASTER! Last month we discussed how babbling to babies boosts their brains. We learned that language is one of the most important foundations for brain development and babies start to learn language from …
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Worcester Standard Article 12 on Early Childhood Development March 2018

A Good Start = a Bright Future! OBESITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD Our early childhood series has been covering the importance of good nutrition for your baby’s brain growth and development, starting with the magic of mum’s breastmilk! We’ve explained why …
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Worcester Standard Article 11 on Early Childhood Development February 2018

A Good Start = a Bright Future! FEEDING YOUR ONE TO FIVE YEAR OLD From 1 to 5 years, continue breastfeeding as often as your child wants up to 2 years and beyond. Remember breastmilk is best and it protects …
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Corridor Gazette Article 13 on Early Childhood Development February 2018

BABBLING TO BABIES BOOSTS THEIR BRAINS! The more parents talk to their children, from birth, the faster those children’s vocabularies grow and the better their intelligence develops. This may seem obvious to many parents, but it is now proved through …
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Worcester Standard Article 10 on Early Childhood Development

A Good Start = a Bright Future!   FEEDING BABY AFTER THE FIRST 6 MONTHS Our early childhood series has been covering the magic of mum’s breastmilk! Research proves that breastmilk is THE BEST FOOD for your baby’s nutrition in …
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Corridor Gazette Article 12 on Early Childhood Development January 2018

MORE PLAY IDEAS! Over the months we have stressed the importance of play for children. Not only is play very important for children’s happiness, wellbeing and development, play is the natural way children learn. In fact, play IS children’s work! …
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#DoMoreLove Spreads Cheer this Holiday Season

The RCL FOODS DO MORE FOUNDATION has brought smiles to the faces of thousands of Hammarsdale’s children with a donation of toys, just in time for Christmas. 14 December 2017 – Durban: The RCL FOODS DO MORE FOUNDATION has collected …
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Worcester Standard Article 9 on Early Childhood Development December 2017

A Good Start = a Bright Future! IT’S HOLIDAY TIME! – WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES! Many parents face the school holidays with a feeling of alarm and wonder how they’re going to get through the holidays without …
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Corridor Gazette Article 11 on Early Childhood Development December 2017

IT’S HOLIDAY TIME – WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES! Many parents face the school holidays with a feeling of alarm and wonder how they’re going to get through the holidays without the support of a helper, a childminder …
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Worcester Standard Article 8 on Early Childhood Development November 2017

WHY EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING? Research shows conclusively that BREAST IS BEST! Not only is it the complete nutritious food for your baby, it also protects him/her from disease by building up baby’s immune system. It really is MUM’S MAGIC! Research shows …
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Corridor Gazette Article 10 on Early Childhood Development November 2017

OBESITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD Our early childhood series has been covering the importance of good nutrition for your baby’s brain growth and development, starting with the magic of mum’s breastmilk! We have explained why babies up to 6 months of …
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Corridor Gazette Article 9 on Early Childhood Development October 2017

FEEDING BABY AFTER THE FIRST 6 MONTHS Our early childhood series has been covering the magic of mum’s breastmilk! Research proves that breast milk is THE BEST FOOD for your baby’s nutrition. Not only does it protect baby from illness, …
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Worcester Standard Article 7 on Early Childhood Development October 2017

WHY BREAST FEEDING IS BEST FEEDING Last month we learned how important it is for pregnant mums to be in the best possible health so that their babies in the womb can grow and develop in the best way possible …
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Creating Change From The Ground Up In Nkomazi

Thanks to a partnership between RCL FOODS, Lima Rural Development Foundation and the Jobs Fund, the Nkomazi region of Mpumalanga has benefited from an exciting initiative to develop small vegetable farmers, boost food security and improve people’s lives. Many smallholder …
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Worcester Standard Article 6 On Early Childhood Development September 2017

A Good Start = a Bright Future! GIVE YOUR UNBORN CHILD THE GIFT OF HEALTH Your baby’s future health starts from the moment of conception! It’s very important that we look after and support our pregnant mums-to-be to be as …
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Corridor Gazette Article 8 On Early Childhood Development September 2017

WHY EXCLUSIVE BREASTFEEDING? Last month we learned the amazing benefits of breastfeeding – both for your baby and for you mum! Research shows conclusively that BREAST IS BEST! Not only is it the complete nutritious food for your baby, it …
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Worcester Standard Article 5 on Early Childhood Development August 2017

Ms Ansie Visagie, Winelands Department of Social Development, responsible for ECD with the Love, Play, Talk Valley FM poster. A Good Start = a Bright Future! BUILDING BLOCKS FOR EARLY LEARNING Just as a strong foundation is critically important for …
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Worcester Standard Article 4 on Early Childhood Development July 2017

A Good Start = a Bright Future! Early childhood development and the importance of the First 1000 Days, from conception to age 2, are on everyone’s agenda! Governments around the world (including the South African government) are responding to what …
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Corridor Gazette Article 6 on Early Childhood Development July 2017

GIVE YOUR UNBORN CHILD THE GIFT OF HEALTH Your baby’s future health starts from the moment of conception! It’s very important that we look after and support our pregnant mums-to-be to be as healthy and relaxed as possible. After all, …
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Worcester Standard Article 3 on Early Childhood Development June 2017

A Good Start = a Bright Future! WARM RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR LITTLE ONE A close, loving relationship with your little one is critically important for his or her wellbeing and development. Most of us take this for granted and feel …
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Worcester Standard Article 2 On Early Childhood Development May 2017

ECD INFORMATION ARTICLE PROTECT YOUR PRECIOUS YOUNG CHILD Young children are the most precious resource of every family and every nation. They are our future and if we want a successful and happy future for our families and for us …
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Worcester Standard Article 1 On Early Childhood Development April 2017

A NEW RADIO SHOW BEGINS! LOVE, PLAY TALK RADIO SHOW FOR PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN ON VALLEY FM LOVE, PLAY TALK is the name of a new radio programme on Valley FM that will be aired EVERY TUESDAY from 10 to …
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Corridor Gazette Article 5 On Early Childhood Development June 2017

WARM RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR LITTLE ONE A close, loving relationship with your little one is critically important for his or her well being and development. Most of us take this for granted and feel our love comes naturally, but do …
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