South Africa continues to make headway with early childhood development

by / Thursday, 23 January 2014 / Published in Media, Media Archive
South Africa continues to make headway with early childhood development

JAM’s rapid expansion into other provinces in South Africa (SA) within a short period of time is a strong indication of the need for early childhood development (ECD) support and Nutritional Feeding. At the end of 2013, JAM SA was providing meals to 40,000 children daily at ECD centres, crèches and play schools in the provinces of Gauteng, Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal. The South African Department of Basic Education recently acknowledged that ECD is essential to the overall improvement of education. In an article on the SABC News website, the Head of Early Childhood Development Phase at leading South African University, Wits University, Dr. Lorayne Excell explains that ECD is not just based on education and that it involves other aspects including child health.

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