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The Institute of Training and Education for Capacity-building (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. 

The ECD Employment Stimulus Relief Fund

The Covid-19 pandemic has deeply damaged early childhood services and programmes in South Africa. A survey by Ilifa Labantwana conducted in August 2020 found that:

  • 42,5% of ECD jobs were lost during lockdown
  • 93% of ECD programmes that managed to reopen are unable to cover their operating costs.

The Department of Social Development has now launched the an Employment Stimulus Relief Fund for ECD Services.  ECD services may apply for once-off funds to subsidise the costs of up to four employees.  The cutoff date for applicants is 19 February 2021. 

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