ITEC envisages a child-friendly South Africa where all children are able to access opportunities for optimal development.

We believe that children have the right to live in a safe, caring, and stimulating environment, and that they deserve the care and education that will equip them for tomorrow's world.

  If you would like to donate, please contact us at 043 7438333. We have Section 18A status -  your donation is tax deductible. 

Season’s Greetings

We wish you a very happy, restful and safe festive season.  ITEC will be closing on 12 December 2014, and will reopen on 12 January 2015.  We look forward to seeing you in the new year!



For your Christmas reading, we recommend the Harvard Centre on the Developing Child’s “Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence”, which is downloadable free from here.

Annual General Meeting

We were hugely thrilled that so many friends and partners were able to attend our Annual General Meeting on 07 October, 2014.   Our theme,  “New Paradigms for Development” reflects the growing understanding, in South Africa and throughout the world, that the development of young children is key to reducing inequality and transforming society.

We were excited and honoured that Sherri Le Mottee, Ilifa Labantwana’s Programme Leader, delivered the key-note address. As a leading catalyst for systemic change, Ilifa Labantwana generates evidence-based knowledge and models of good practice that will bring about deep and sustained change for young children.

Download our 2013-14 Annual General Report here.

Download our Case Study on our Masibakhuseleni Project here.

This is where we work

View ITEC Projects: 1 March 2013 to 28 February 2014 in a full screen map

Why invest in young children?

An excellent presentation from the D G Murray Trust website, explaining why the “strongest strategy to change the future of South Africa is to invest in and nurture young children.” The presentation is by David Harrison, CEO of the D G Murray Trust, one of the most progressive funding organisations in South Africa.

If your internet is a bit slow, please be patient. It’s worth the wait.

Facilitators, assessors and moderators for our database

We are building a data base of experienced, qualified people who are available to work in the Eastern Cape.   If you are a registered Assessor or Moderator, or a qualified and experienced Facilitator, download this document for details: Call for Facilitators, Assessors and Moderators.



Our birthday picture gallery

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ITEC’s 25th birthday!

ITEC was founded 25 years ago, in 1987.   As we celebrate a quarter of a century of commitment to children, families and development, we reflect on the many friends and colleagues who have made ITEC what it is today.

Our Managing Director, Michele Kay, wrote the following piece about ITEC:

ITEC 25 Year Celebration

ITEC in the early days – still going strong after 25 years. Gerry Nicol (right) and Gideon Sam, (centre) founding Directors, are pictured in the doorway. (Click the picture to enlarge)


Fabulous new website!

We are designing a new website for ITEC’s 25th birthday!