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
Izingane Zethu Revamp
For Mandela Day, we had volunteers come in to the Izingane Zethu Centre to repaint the Toy Library. It was painted just after the centre was opened and the paint had faded.
Some of our staff members, with the help of Jen and Boyd, repainted it with a happy, bright picture. We just love the colours and think it brightens up the whole centre! A big thank you to everyone who helped and contributed to this project. We are so grateful for your continued support and appreciate the role you play to brighten up the lives of our young children! Don't you just love this new look?
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!
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. Read the blog here.