Inspiration Wednesday: Injongo is transforming early childhood learning for poor

Injongo Educare Project in Philippi is making a direct impact on children in their formative years by ensuring they have access to decent early childhood development facilities.

So far, the programmes has helped 47 educare centres, making it the biggest project of its kind in South Africa.

Pumeza Mahobe, project manager of the Injongo Educare Project, says the programme provides early childhood services to less fortunate children. She says the programme also mentors teachers who are already working in the field.

The project is founded and funded by the Claremont Rotary Club, says Mahobe. She has been involved with the project since its inception.

I think since we started we have made a great deal of difference because we are seeing visible impact, teachers are now becoming confident community leaders that are able to express themselves. Also that they comply to social development's regulations and no longer scared by their visits.

Pumeza Mahobe, project manager of the Injongo Educare Project

Mahobe went on to explain some of the services they offer at Injongo and how they have transformed early childhood learning at the centres they operate from.

Children should be happy. They should be in an environment that is conducive to them and they shouldn't be in an environment that is riddled with obstacles

Pumeza Mahobe, project manager of the Injongo Educare Project

We wish for every child in our programme to develop as any other children in South Africa

Pumeza Mahobe, project manager of the Injongo Educare Project

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