In South African townships, thousands of untrained Day Care Centers cater to children while their parents work. The lack of Early Childhood Development (ECD) education among caregivers means these children miss vital stimulation during their crucial developmental years. As a result, they face disadvantages when they enter primary school, hindering their ability to catch up. “Feed.Play.Love” is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of these children by providing ECD training courses from the University of Pretoria to Day Care Center staff. By empowering caregivers with accredited qualifications, the program focuses on nurturing proper nutrition, physical and mental development, and creating a loving and stimulating environment for disadvantaged children. With your support, we can prepare these children to be school-ready and equip caregivers to inspire and foster growth in the young minds they nurture.
Overall, “Feed.Play.Love” envisions creating nurturing learning environments that enable children to develop and thrive to their fullest potential. Their mission is to provide caregivers with accredited education and support to deliver sufficient nutrition, education, therapy, and care to the children they serve. By investing in early child development, the organization seeks to break the cycle of disadvantage and foster long-lasting positive outcomes for both children and communities in South African townships.