SmartStart is a national social franchise of licensed franchisors that aims to bring quality early learning to 1 million children aged 3 to 4 years old.
LETCEE is proud to be one of the implementing partners. At present, we are working with 328 SmartStart play group facilitators who are in turn working with 3221 children in the Msinga and Pomeroy areas. The majority of our SmartStarters receive a stipend through the Community Works Programme, but there are some who work in a voluntary capacity.
Communities or areas involved are Msinga, Pomeroy, Mhlangane, Seven Oaks, Muden and Kranskop. All LETCEE Abahambi are also licensed SmartStarters so the programme is implemented across communities.