The Grootbos Foundation has joined forces with Takalane, Good Hope and Masakhane Early Childhood Development centres in Masakhane to assist them in implementing key governance and administration practices to enable them to register with the Department of Social Development. The Foundation identifies the need to help and support working parents with safe, fun, educational child care options.
The Grootbos Foundation assistance will potentially reach 160 children in the community and assist the centres in attracting much needed funding both from the government departments and other sources of funding. In the first six months alone, we are facing a funding gap of R 70 000 needed to upgrade the three buildings to pass the Department of Social Development and security requirements to keep the children in safe and secure environments whilst their parents are at work.
We are excited to be involved in this challenging space and are looking forward to working with these centres to get them operating optimally.