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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.


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Season’s Greetings

We wish all our friends and partners a very happy and safe Festive Season. Please note that ITEC will close on Friday 10 December 2021, and reopen on January 12, 2022.

A new building for young children in Jingqi

We are so thrilled! Our partners, Reach! South Africa, have provided a container for Khamisa Day Care Centre in Jingqi, a beautiful rural area in the Eastern Cape. This is the third container that Reach! SA has funded for this community, and they plan to deliver a container a year until each of the ECD […]

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 […]

World Read Aloud Day!

Being read to by a loved adult builds happy memories and reading confidence.

Start with short, fun reading sessions, and gradually make them longer as your child grows older – but always keep reading pleasant and interesting!

As they listen to you reading, children learn new words, deepen their understanding, build comprehension and general […]

Reach! Our partners working in Amajingqi

Watch this beautiful video produced by our partners ‘Reach! It shows the wonderful early childhood work they do in partnership with ITEC and Inkosi Ngwenyathi Dumalisile in AmaJingqi, a rural area of South Africa.