By STAFF REPORTER,
JOHANNESBURG – EARLY childhood development (ECD) in the eastern Mpumalanga Province is set for a major improvement following a donation by the Eskom Development Foundation to Cotlands’ Toy Library Hub in Mashishing.The foundation donated educational play materials, which will give children and ECD practitioners access to a collection of carefully selected educational toys, also includes play sessions and training on how to use the toys to enhance development.
This donation, which will benefit around 1 400 people in the area including the children and their parents, caregivers/ECD practitioners, is part of Eskom’s commitment to bringing about meaningful and sustainable development in South African communities.
Eskom supports the continued efforts to improve our country’s education system and endeavours to create an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning in schools.
Eskom Development Foundation’s acting Chief Executive Officer, Cecil Ramonotsi, said the foundation wanted to make a difference in communities by showing Eskom was more than just an electricity supplier.“We make these donations to improve the quality of life for ordinary South Africans and to reinforce our support for the country’s education system,”he said.
“There is a lot that organisations like us can do to assist in making schools and learning environments for children more conducive for their development. As Eskom, our aim is to bring about positive change and growth in communities.”
The Mashishing Toy Library, which Cotlands established in 2012, serves as a depot from where the mobile toy library goes out to different playgroups in the area.
Now with a presence in five provinces, Cotlands operates as a non-centre based delivery model of an integrated, holistic ECD programme which includes play-based education, health, physical and nutritional support.
Eskom supports early childhood development
By STAFF REPORTER,