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Think Future: a new kind of ECD conference

Our sister organisation Innovation Edge is hosting South Africa’s first innovation conference - Think Future dedicated to early childhood development later this year. Think Future, which takes place 6-8 November in Cape Town, is bringing together change makers from...

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Innovation Edge: the first 1000 days

Our sister organisation, Innovation Edge, is 1000 days old! The first 1000 days of life is the most rapid period for brain development and growth. The first 1000 days for a new business is also a critical time – filled with opportunities for learning and connecting....

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We’re hiring: Cape Town-based communication intern

We are looking for a motivated self-starter, wanting to jump start their career in communications.  Our ideal candidate  for this internship has a tertiary qualification in media/communication/marketing and wants to use their skills to create a positive social change...

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Second chance at education: Shakespeare’s story

Our playgroup programme in the North West is successful because of the passionate SmartStarters who identify opportunities to fill early learning gaps in their communities.  Here's one of their stories...   Growing up, Shakespeare dreamt of becoming a Chartered...

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PHOTO ESSAY: Early literacy in the Free State

Khayalethu is an ECD centre for 120 children aged 0-5 in Vrede - a small town in the heart of the agricultural Free State. Two years ago, Khayalethu was invited to participate in the Nal’ibali StoryPlay project. Nal’ibali is a national literacy programme and StoryPlay...

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