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South Africa is a highly unequal society. It is a middle income country, yet approximately 40% of young children in South Africa grow up in conditions of abject poverty and neglect. Children raised in poor families are most at risk for infant death, stunted growth, poor adjustment to school, increased drop-out rates and to end up in crime. Children in the townships can only access vital ECD services through community based organisation like ours.
Afrika Tikkun invests in ECD because the protection and development of children not only safeguards their own well-being but is also the best guarantee of future peace, security and prosperity. The program offers quality care and preschool education to the most vulnerable children in the 5 communities where we operate. Taking into consideration the socio-economic conditions under which the targeted children live, the program is integrated with family support, primary health care and nutrition.
Children who participate in well conceived Early Childhood Development programs like Afrika Tikkun’s tend to be more successful later in school, are more competent socially and emotionally, and show higher verbal and intellectual development than children who are not enrolled in high quality programs. Ensuring healthy child development, therefore, is an investment in a country’s future workforce and capacity to thrive economically and as a society.
“We rise by lifting others.” -Robert Ingersoll
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Despite considerable economic progress in India in the last couple of decades, poverty has continued to pervade rural areas. Children in rural areas have been denied access to proper education with schools lacking basic facilities, teachers being unmotivated and frequently absent. Even those who eventually make it through twelve years of schooling graduate lacking even basic skills, making it impossible to seek gainful employment or pursue higher education.
Education is the only ladder for these rural children to climb out of poverty. Isha Vidhya creates a bright future for 7158 rural children in its 9 rural schools providing quality infrastructure, computers, joyful learning aids, English language program (Karadi Path) & holistic development through sports, yoga & nutritious noon meals. The schools actively promote girls education. The schools teach health & hygiene. Isha Vidhya also provides support for 60 govt. schools impacting 40000+ children.
Children passing out of the school would have received a good quality education with English and computer literacy and holistic development, which would enable them to realize their full potential in any field they choose. This education is the key to lifting them and their families out of the vicious cycle of poverty. Teacher augmentation, English & remedial teaching in Govt. schools lead to improved quality of education producing more confident & educated children.
-This information is provided by Global Giving
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