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Hope for children in a disadvantaged community

Monday 21 September 2020
Like many parts of South Africa, Waterloo in KwaZulu-Natal is affected by poverty, unemployment and crime. But for 70 children hosted by the Rehoboth Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre, there is hope. 

Established in 2016, the Rehoboth Early Childhood Development centre is a lifeline to underprivileged parents who desperately want a brighter future for their children. But while the centre’s caregivers have huge hearts, they weren’t equipped to handle the developmental needs of young children.
Fortunately, friends like you and Save the Children intervened through the Nyoka King Project and trained the centre practitioners. 
“Before Save the Children, we didn’t have much knowledge about running a centre, but the training helped us understand how to educate a child. The training focused on numeracy and literacy, which helped us because we didn’t even know how to make a lesson plan,” says Rehoboth’s supervisor, Sindiswa Nzimbovu.
Sindiswa and two of the centre’s caregivers attended the training. They hope that one day, Rehobot will be able to accommodate even more children. 


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