Pre-School Support

The Pre-school Program identifies under-resourced pre-schools in South Africa where baobab harvesters live. The support given to pre-schools is determined by the individual needs of each school. Support includes providing educational toys, equipment and infrastructure as well as early childhood development training.

Women in rural villages are busy all day with tasks such as growing crops, trading in small goods, wild-harvesting foods and collecting firewood and water. Often, their work takes them away from the village and it’s not always practical or safe to keep their very young children with them. It therefore becomes the task of one or two other village women to care for young children and so informal pre-schools are set up.

These very small children require good food, a warm, clean and cosy place to nap, toys and safe play areas – but the reality is many of these pre-schools are little more than hard concrete floors surrounded by dusty unfenced grounds and at best, an old car tyre to play with.

We provide the support where it is needed, from building pre-schools from scratch to simply providing the teacher with the training materials they need and toys for the children to play with.

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