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
LETCEE had our Graduation Ceremony recently. The function was held in the Greytown Town Hall and was well attended. We had a guest speaker from Dundee, who delivered a wonderful speech on the importance of early education and the roles that these women will now fulfill. One of the courses we offer, is accredited training in Early Childhood Development (ECD); a two year qualification for a Further Education and Training Certificate in ECD. This is a nationally recognised certificate on the NQF level 4. We currently have 252 registered students for this course.On Thursday 15 June 2017, 97 of LETCEE’s students graduated and received this national certificate. It was a day of singing, dancing and joyous celebration as the families of these students attended and supported the graduates. We wish to congratulate all the graduates with this wonderful achievement! Your hard work, persistence and commitment have paid off. Now you can go into your communities to provide quality early education for our kids.
We are so proud of our big yield! Look at what can be done... On Monday, we harvested vegetables from the garden at one of our projects. This project feeds 120 children daily, 365 days of the year. These vegetables will now be used to continue to provide healthy, balanced meals to the children of this community. We have beneficiary parents and the older children who help us to maintain and improve the vegetable garden. The yield would not have been possible if we didn't have the participation of the community. Looking forward to more "good news" stories from this project!
Soup Kitchen Lunch
LETCEE organised and hosted a "Soup Kitchen" event on the 31st of May. The aim was to raise awareness of LETCEE, especially among groups that our marketing does not always reach. Around 50 ladies attended and it was a lovely day for all.
Kids from one of our communities kept the ladies entertained with some rhymes, songs and dance moves. One of our main attractions was Kate from LowCarbLife. She did a presentation on LowCarb Hacks and entertaining, which all the ladies found interesting and helpful. Lunch included soups, bread and cheese as well as some low carb desserts afterwards. Mary shared LETCEE's vision and current activities with the ladies - most of whom were shocked at our big footprint in these communities. Some were even in tears at hearing what LETCEE has achieved and is still achieving. (Read more here).
We believe our event was very successful and look forward to hosting more of these in the future!