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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Early Childhood Development Forums - Networking to successfully enhance outcomes for young children

Date :
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 12:00
Location :
Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban

Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) has over the past decade come to the forefront as governments, policy makers and NGOs alike, globally and in South Africa, begin to recognise the importance and need for promoting early childhood education and care interventions in addressing learning and developmental gaps, especially amongst the poor. Save the Children South Africa (SCSA) has been extensively involved over the past fifteen years in the early childhood development sector in KwaZulu-Natal, specifically supporting ECD service providers through community based ECD development forums. Community forums serve to improve the quality of life of people in their communities through serving as catalysts, collaborators and facilitators for identifying problems and collectively developing solutions to address these problems (Sachs, 2003). Importantly, they give effect to the constitutional imperative of participatory democracy by enabling active citizenship.