Hollard Investment ECD Project (CSI)

What services do they offer:

  • The Hollard Insurance Group established the Hollard Foundation Trust in 2006, from which time Hollard has been supporting the Foundation financially, through employee involvement and volunteering and participation on its Board.
  • We realise the importance for children and society of investing in children’s foundation years (0-9 years old) and so the Foundation’s and our focus is on the health, nutrition and education needs of children in this age group in the Midvaal, a large municipal area south of Johannesburg, providing them with the opportunity to achieve their full potential in life.  This is done via the Kago Ya Bana programme in Midvaal.

Who Qualifies:

Early Childhood Development (ECD)

  • Primary and secondary schools
  • After-school care centers
  • Homes for children infected with HIV/AIDS
  • Healing through the arts child and youth center
  • Streetwise Finance
  • Supports of the annual Rally to Read in partnership with McCarthy and the Read Educational Trust – we have sponsored and participated since 2001

Deadlines

  • No deadlines given
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Allen Foundation: International

What services do they offer:

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  • The Allen Foundation was established in 1975 by agricultural chemist William Webster in Michigan. The goal of the Foundation is to finance projects willing to improve human nutrition by means of conducting research, establishing education programmes or training on the subject of nutrition. The Foundation is mainly interested in projects that explore the link between nutrition and health – how embracing a healthier diet leads to a healthier lifestyle. The Foundation has given money also to organisations working in areas where malnutrition and hunger are among main problems to be solved.

Who Qualifies:

  • Further nutritional research
  • Educate mothers, during and after pregnancy, so that good nutritional habits can be formed at an early age.
  • Disseminate good nutritional practices and habits
  • Train new nutritional educators who will work with segments of the population in the need of nutritional advice
  • Exceptionally, the Foundation also gives money to solve urgent problems of hunger derived from unexpected circumstances such as natural disasters or wars.

Deadlines

  • Applications are accepted via the online system accessible from the Foundation’s website, here. There is a fixed form to be filled in; applicants must present 250 words executive summary, 1000 words proposal, and a budget justifying all the foreseen expenses. Additionally, organisations must provide evidence about their non-profit legal status and researchers must provide a short biography highlighting their academic background and experience.
  • The deadline for submitting online application is December 31 every year. After registering for submitting a proposal, applicants are given a personal password to access, review, and amend their proposals up to the deadline. A list with the winning projects is posted on the Foundation’s website in June. A complete list of all the projects funded so far is available here.
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Cotlands

What services do they offer:

  • In order to meet a greater number of children’s needs, Cotlands offers play sessions for birth to six year olds who do not have access to early learning opportunities. Our programmes are based on best practice principles ensuring the holistic development of each of the children we serve.
  • Each two hour early learning session is structured around a routine, creating learning and play opportunities that develop children’s language, mathematical, problem solving, gross motor, fine motor as well as social and emotional skills. Each session also includes a healthy meal for each child.

Workshops:

  • Toy Library

Resources:

  • Mobile toy library

Other Services

  • Early play learning sessions

Cape Town College (FET)

Courses

  • LEVEL 5 HIGHER CERTIFICATE: EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT The Higher Certificate provides access to a higher education for many experienced and skilled Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners and trainers who do not have a recognised qualification. The purpose of this qualification is to:
  • Develop ECD practitioners (e.g. home-based, centre- and school-based practitioners including Grade R, family and community ECD motivators, fieldworkers, facilitators, trainers and managers) to provide appropriate education, training and development services in the ECD sub-field.
  • Enable ECD practitioners to use their knowledge of child growth and development from birth to 6 years and relevant national policies to guide their professional practice in the ECD sub-field. This qualification provides an opportunity for practitioners with a Level 4 Certificate in ECD or an equivalent to further their professional development and to specialise in aspects of ECD practice e.g. Grade R. (Refer http://www.saqa.org.za)

 

The Childwick Trust: International

What services do they offer:

  • The Jim Joel Fund, a funding scheme under the Childwick Trust, provides grants to South African NGOs supporting education and early childhood development. One example is a South African training and development NGO that they have supported since 1997 with awards of ranging from $65,000 to $100,000.

Who Qualifies:

  • The Trust also operates in South Africa. This area of our Objects reflects the Joel family’s long involvement in the mining industry in South Africa. Predominantly funds are given to Early Childhood Development Projects and applications are administered on behalf of The Directors by Mrs. Giuliana Bland at The Childwick Trust’s Jim Joel Fund in South Africa.
  • Mrs. Bland can be contacted via email or by telephone on (0027) 011 704 6539. Office hours are Monday and Tuesday mornings between 8am-1pm.
  • The Trust also provides funding for South African residents to promote education through Charitable Institutions in South Africa or the U.K.

Deadlines

To be considered for funding, an application must also meet the following requirements:
  • Applications should be written, with a fully completed cover sheet
  • Applications should be no longer than 2 pages of A4
  • Applications must clearly and concisely describe the project for which funding is being sought
  • Applications should include breakdown of costing for the project
  • Applications SHOULD NOT include charity accounts
  • Applications SHOULD NOT include DVDs, newsletters or bulky reports
  • Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be considered for funding – should we require any further documentation, we will request it.

South African Education and Environmental Project

What services do they offer:

  • South African Education and Environment Project is an award-winning non-profit dedicated to serving children and youth in South Africa’s disadvantaged township communities through educational support at every level of academic development. The organisation aims to help children and youth build their academic and life skills, obtain productive employment, and contribute as leaders to the economic and social development of their communities and their country.

Workshops:

SAEP’s Programmes and Objectives
  1. Through partnerships with under-resourced township crèche principals, to increase access to quality Early Childhood Education in black township communities.
  2. Through partnerships with township high schools, provide afterschool tutoring and mentorship programmes for children grades 9 through 12 to improve numeracy and English literacy among black township youth.
  3. Through enrichment programming in the arts and the environment among aforementioned partner high schools, to expand horizons, build confidence, and empower black township youth.
  4. Through a bridging year programme to develop the academic and soft skills of recent township matriculants, to enhance the likelihood of tertiary success among black township youth.
  5. Through a tertiary support programme, a bursary and mentorship programme for bridging year graduates, to improve tertiary graduation rates among black township youth

Resources:

  • SAEP’s Early Childhood Development Programme (SAEP-ECD)
  • SAEP’s Early Childhood Development programme works to enable severely under-resourced township crèches (daycares) to become quality Early Childhood Development Centres able to adequately and sustainably provide for children with regard to their education, safety, health, and development. The programme operates through partnerships between SAEP and crèche principals.

Other Services:

  • n/a

Khulani Empowerment Academy: Accredited by SAQA and SACE

Courses

  • Recognition of prior learning. Intended for existing learners/educators who have acquired the NQF 1 ECD qualification as a further qualification. Potential learners/educators with a GETC qualification or equivalent to start a career in ECD (entry point). 12 to 18 months part-time distance learning with personal mentorship.
  • http://www.khulani-ecd.com/corp/index.php/courses#

 

 

  • Provide access to a recognised educator qualification at Level 6 for ECD educators who have a Level 4 or Level 5 certificate in ECD, providing a bridge between non-formal and formal learning programmes.
  • To enable educators/ learners to plan and implement a learning programme which is based on their knowledge of child development from birth to nine years and which helps children in a specific phase work towards achieving the learning outcomes of the national school curriculum (where appropriate).
  • •To improve community-based ECD services for young children by raising the level of ECD teaching competence and/or by providing opportunities for training in support and leadership roles.
  • •24 to 36 months part-time distance learning with personal mentorship.
  • http://www.khulani-ecd.com/corp/index.php/courses#
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(012) 429-4817/ 4627/ 4789/ 4511(012) 429-4817/ 4627/ 4789/ 4511
(012) 429-4800 / 086 525 7705

UNISA

What services do they offer:

  • The purpose of this certificate programme is to train educators in Early Childhood Development, keeping National Curriculum Statement in mind, in order to equip them to be educators who are able to:

Courses

  • National Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification.
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Tshikululu Social Investment (CSI)

What services do they offer:

  • Tshikululu Social Investments is South Africa’s leading corporate social investment (CSI) manager.
  • Led by a team of thought leaders, Tshikululu provides private sector entities with a one-stop service to undertake comprehensive social investment and community grant making in line with national and international development trends.
  • Our team of professionals offers financial management, risk and legal services and expertise in education, health, social development, job creation, agricultural livelihoods, bursary management, the environment, arts, culture and heritage and capital projects.

Deadlines

ECD Training organisations (accredited Level 4 and 5 training for ECD practitioners)

  • Organisations which include children with disabilities; and Programmes which actively and constructively include parents in the ECD of their children
  • debeers-application-2013_1.pdf
  • Re-applications to be considered at the July 2014 Trustees meeting must be received by 13 June 2014.

Early-Childhood Development

Individual school requests, including ECD centers;

Early childhood development (ECD)

  • Early childhood is the most rapid period of development in a human life. The positive effects of ECD programmes can change the development trajectory of children by the time they enter school – and a school-ready child has less chance of repeating a grade, being placed in special education, or being a school drop-out.
  • HMMET will undertake the following activities in achieving its objectives in ECD:

Capacity building and mentorship of ECD practitioners

Early Childhood Development, which aims to increase access to high-quality ECD services, both formally and informally, for as many children as possible, by means of:

Home and community-based programming, including home visiting, playgroup, and toy library programmes. Preference will be given to well-designed proposals that aim to proactively include parents/caregivers in the ECD process.

Training relating to children with disabilities. Funding will be provided to train ECD practitioners about early identification and intervention for children with disabilities. In addition, funding will be provided for trained practitioners providing support to parents with children with disabilities (e.g., through support groups, referrals, networking, training, etc.).

 

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Motheo College (FET)

Courses

Educare

  • N4  Day Care Personnel Development Didactics theory and Practical Child Health Education
  • N5  Day Care Communication Didactics theory and Practical Education Psychology Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • N6  Day Care Management Day Care Communication Didactics Theory and Practical Educational Psychology
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ELRU

What services do they offer

  • Capacity Building
  • Meet current education and development needs
  • Follow national accreditation requirements
  • Integrate inclusion, diversity training and HIV/AIDS strategies
  • Adaptable as we enter partnerships with government and other agencies
  • Full ECD qualifications at levels 4 and 5

Workshops:

  • Family and Community Motivator (FCM) for community development workers
  • Capacity Building and skills training for ECD workers
  • Maths and Science for ECD, with a specific focus on science
  • Anti-Bias
  • Research
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Grade R – literacy,, numeracy and life skills
  • Sustainable living
  • Support and Monitoring
  • Trainers are supported in the implementation of learning gained into their own work situations through visits by ELRU™ trainers.
  • All training is subject to funding and staffing being available.

Resources:

  • Workbooks

Other Services

  • Outreach activities
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University of Pretoria

What services do they offer:

  • Young children who receive the right preparation during early childhood are equipped with the expertise needed to develop early literacy and reading skills, early numeracy and basic life skills. The Department of Early Childhood Education (ECE) trains educators in this challenging field from undergraduate up to doctoral level.

Courses

  • Young children who receive the right preparation during early childhood are equipped with the expertise needed to develop early literacy and reading skills, early numeracy and basic life skills. The Department of Early Childhood Education (ECE) trains educators in this challenging field from undergraduate up to doctoral level.
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Telkom (CSI)

What services do they offer:

  • The Telkom Foundation conducts all Telkom SA SOC Limited’s corporate social investment initiatives. The Telkom Foundation was established in 1998 and registered as a trust in 2002 for the purpose. Over the years, the Telkom Foundation has made meaningful contributions to disadvantaged communities by providing to the improvement of their livelihoods through a range of structured programmes. The Foundation is committed to making meaningful contributions to these communities through investment in education, community relief programmes and employee volunteerism.

Who Qualifies:

Education – to improve numeracy and literacy with emphasis on Maths, Science and Technology

  • Entrepreneurship – in support of the empowerment of small businesses as a vehicle for job creation
  • Blue Flag programmes – provision of assistance to communities who are victims of different forms of disasters

Deadlines:

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Buffalo City Public College (FET)

Courses

Educare offers specialized education and training in Early Childhood Development and understanding of the physical, mental and emotional needs and development of the pre-school child.

  • N4  Day Care Personnel Development Didactics theory and Practical Child Health Education
  • N5  Day Care Communication Didactics theory and Practical Education Psychology Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • N6  Day Care Management Day Care Communication Didactics Theory and Practical Educational Psychology
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GolangKulani

What services do they offer:

  • Core Business
  • Early Childhood Development

Workshops:

  • Community Development Level 1 training (CDP)
  • Upgrading of 20 crèches high/scope centers
  • Transforming ECD centers into multi-purpose centers
  • In-service training of ECD Practitioners Level 1&4 HIV/Aids incorporated
  • ECD Support groups, ECD Networks, ECD Association
  • Community Development Level 1 training (CDP)
  • Upgrading of 20 crèches high/scope centers
  • Transforming ECD centers into multi-purpose centers
  • In-service training of ECD Practitioners Level 1&4 HIV/Aids incorporated
  • ECD Support groups, ECD Networks, ECD Association

Resources:

  • n/a

Other Services

  • OVC Programme
  • Children player groups
  • Caregivers IGP
  • Referrals
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Rhodes University

What services do they offer:

  • ECD Practitioners around Grahamstown and areas within a 100 km radius are offered training at NQF Level 4 and 5 and have the opportunity to further their career paths by studying for an in-service Bachelor of Education Degree in Foundation Phase, specialising in ECD.  A partnership with Rhodes University Education Faculty makes this possible.  On-site monitoring, support and quality assurance form a vital part of our training.

Courses

  • The Centre for Social Development (CSD) at Rhodes University offers a number of part time courses in Early Childhood Development and community Development. These involve students attending contact sessions in the CSD training venue, and completing practical work and assignments. CSD Training facilitators visit students in their places of work, for support and monitoring. As a Public Benefit Organisation, the CSD is a donor-funded, so costs for the courses are kept low – even though students receive lunch whilst attending the contact sessions.
  • The CSD is accredited with the ETDP SETA and the courses we offer have been through the rigorous programme approval process. Qualifications are made up of Unit Standards according to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). While short courses are based on one or two unit standards, the full qualifications cover a number of different unit standards.
  • The Level 4 Community Development course equips practitioners to work in communities, enabling community development. This course will be offered in 2011. The course duration is 1 year part-time and the entry requirement is Grade 9. Possible professions include working as Community Development Practitioners.

Nedbank (CSI)

What services do they offer:

  • Assistance was given to a variety of school-based educational projects, early-childhood development, rural-school refurbishment, support for teacher training initiatives, support to tertiary institutions and any other priority areas in education in line with national priorities.

Who Qualifies:

  • The following process is applied when considering a project for funding:
  • A background check is done by requesting information on the organisation and individuals within that organisation.
  • A Nedbank Foundation official conducts a face-to-face interview with representatives of the organisation to understand the project needs.
  • The Nedbank Foundation official undertakes a visit of the project to confirm facts.
  • The Nedbank Foundation ensures that proper financial control measures and governance structures exist within projects.
  • Confirmation of cofunders’ names is done to eliminate the possibility of a conflict of interest, avoid reputational risk to the bank and duplicated funding for the same purpose.

Deadlines:

  • Proposals are approved by the head of the foundation, the management committee or the board of trustees, depending on the value of the proposal.
  • Qualifying criteria: Projects must fall within the specified focus areas, be sustainable and, where feasible, must qualify for a minimum of three years’ investment support.
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ITEC

What services do they offer:

  • Many children in the Eastern Cape are not able to access programmes and services that will help them develop as well as they possibly can. 
  • Children need to live in child-friendly communities that care for, protect, and help them to develop to be the best they can be.
  • Our child and family centered approach reaches out to the most vulnerable children in both rural and urban settings.

Workshops:

  • Educational  workshops

Resources:

  • Reading and Literacy Resources
  • Alison Bowis, our Reading and Literacy Promotion volunteer from VSA (New Zealand), produced ‘Developing Independent Writers and Readers in Foundation Phase Classes from her experiences working with schools in the Eastern Cape.
  • The booklet takes teachers through seven simple steps to encourage children to write independently and creatively. Download it free!

Other Services

  • Outreach activities

University of Fort Hare

What services do they offer:

  • The B Ed (FP/IP/SP) is for persons wanting to become qualified as professional educators I schooling at the Foundation or Intermediate or Senior Phase.
  • The candidate must fulfill the general rules for admission to a first degree. The B Ed provides access to the B Ed (Hons) degree at NQF Level 7 (Educators in Schooling) and to the ACE Specialisation/Re-skilling qualifications.
  • The duration of the programme shall not be less than four years of full-time study.
  • Approximately one third of notional hours is dedicated to contact sessions with lecturers. The remaining two-thirds are allocated to foundational, practical and reflective tasks in groups, and individually

 Courses: in the first year:

  • Afrikaans 1P
  • Xhosa 1 MT or Xhosa 1 NMT

One of the following:

  • History 1
  • Social work 1
  • Psychology 1
  • Sociology 1
  • Economics 1
  • Legal Theory 1
  • Management 1
  • NB: Under certain circumstances candidates may be exempted from the language requirements indicated above, subject to alternative modules being approved by the Dean of Education.
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(011) 355 7687/7977/7878(011) 355 7687/7977/7878

Department of Social Development

What services do they offer:

  • Early Childhood Development Centre (Crèches) is a facility that provides learning an support appropriate to the child’s developmental age and stage.
  • Funding and assistance with setting up ECD sites

Who Qualifies:

  • Organisations that are running ECD Centres (including crèches) in the community for children between the ages of 0 – 6 years

Deadlines

  • Complete an application form for registration as a place of care
  • Develop a weekly menu and daily programme
Submit:
  • a building plan/hand drawn sketches of building
  • copy of constitution, signed and dated (for funding purposes)
  • service/Business Plan (for application for funding
  • financial report of the past year (for funding purposes)
  • contract with the owner of the building (lease – for funding purposes)
  • Undergo assessment from the Local Authority on structural and health requirements

National Offices: Contact Details

  • GAUTENG (011) 355 7687/7977/7878
  • LIMPOPO (015) 293 6004/ 6054/6011/6053
  • NORTH WEST (018) 387 3434/0255/3497/0281
  • MPUMALANGA (013) 766 3098/3253/3031
  • FREE STATE (051) 400 0302 / 0304/0307
  • EASTERN CAPE 043 605 5000
  • KWAZULU-NATAL (033) 264 5400
  • WESTERN CAPE (021) 483 3858/3765/3158/5445
  • NORTHERN CAPE (053) 807 5600
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DGMT Confluence of Ideas Practices

What services do they offer:

  • Investments in early childhood development give the highest rates of return to education¹ – although obviously these benefits will only be realized if the rest of the education system is in place. We aim to support the compelling case for early childhood development as a critical foundation for the new South Africa by showing how ECD provision can be extended and linking it to other key strategies for childhood development and protection.

Workshops:

  • Models of ECD service delivery that can be replicated and taken to scale in South Africa
  • Strengthened ability of caregivers to develop and protect their children by supporting the implementation of key aspects of the Children’s Act
  • ECD programmes that systematically develop strong and sustainable nutrition-support components
  • Development of human resources for ECD
  • Show how government resources can be accessed by ECD service providers and how sustained and systematic access can be achieved

Resources:

  • journal
  • Publications

Other Service

  • Show how quality ECD can be expanded through center- and non-centre based provision, linked to the integrated development plans of local municipalities
  • Strengthen the ability of caregivers to develop and protect their children
  • Support implementation of the ECD curriculum, career path development for practitioners and seamless transitioning into school
  • Strengthen nutrition as an integral part of early childhood development
  • Strengthen community demand and political support to increase public funding of ECD
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