Our mission is to build the confidence and capacity of families and communities to create nurturing environments for their children.
65000+ children need our assistance
We train ECD Practitioners
Where we target our attention:
Umzinyathi district, KZN, South Africa
Our vision is for every child to develop and grow in a caring community.
News from some of our Projects
Njengabantu Bricks, one of the startup businesses from our self-help groups, has made it to the second round of the selection process for the Tholoana Enterprise Programme! This means that they will attend the 2018 Personal Transformation & Strategic Planning workshop in Cape Town - a first for them!
All of the men involved in this business are caregivers of our beneficiary children, now able to provide for their families. We are so proud of you and wish you all the best for the next phase in this process! LETCEE's participation in this programme was initiated by Socionext. Read more here.
LETCEE's 25th Birthday
On Thursday, 19 April 2018 LETCEE celebrated our 25th Birthday! The day was shared with numerous national and international funders and supporters. Breakfast was enjoyed at the Dalton Hall, followed by a community project visit where the supporters had the opportunity to see all the aspects of our work. At midday, we all returned to the hall where we had a feast fit for a king.We are so humbled and grateful for all the support and encouragement we have received over the years. It was amazing to witness how supporters from all corners of the world pulled together to make our 25th Birthday Celebration a great success. We look forward to another successful 25 years of improving the lives of young children.
Thulini Play centre
LETCEE together with our funder Mondi Group recently opened a new Play Centre in Thulini! The opening ceremony was held on 17 January and attended by LETCEE staff, Mondi representatives, Eshane Community committee and children and parents from Thulini. The day started with the children playing with their new toys, followed by some formalities and then the painting of the new centre. Everyone present enjoyed the day and the painting made us embrace our playful side as well.
This new centre will serve as a play centre where under 5's come to play and receive a bowl of porridge every day. In time, we hope to expand this into a place where these kids can receive a nutritious cooked meal. For now, the kids love the new toys and the ECD facilitator showering them with loving care.
We look forward to continued work with Mondi and in time this Play centre will expand into a complete Toy Library!