For the past few years we have been working with RCL FOODS employees, ECD forums and DSD officials in the Worcester area of the Western Cape, empowering them with positive parenting skills to strengthen family bonds and reduce children's vulnerability.
More recently we have been focusing on empowering Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers from the community, in collaboration with WordWorks and FCW (Western Cape Foundation for Community Work). Using the Wordworks ‘Every Word Counts’ early literacy and numeracy programme, a monthly workshop is conducted for 35 teachers from community-based ECD centres and 10 home visitors from FCW. Here, participants get actively engaged in practical activities that they can use to support young children in developing the foundational skills they will need to learn to read, write and do maths.
The Do More Foundation further supports the Worcester community through the weekly #LovePlayTalk radio programme on Valley FM, sponsored by RCL FOODS and developed by Ilifa Labantwana. Each week the show hosts a guest speaker who deals with a different topic to help parents give their children the best possible start in life.