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
This is just the tip of the ice-berg! With your assistance we can assist the children in our immediate community and expand to neighbouring communities.
We train ECD Practitioners
Only 12% of children who should be accessing early learning are doing so. With your support, we could increase the number of ECD practitioners we train and thus improve the number of children reached in Umzinyathi.
Where we target our attention:
Umzinyathi district, KZN, South Africa
This project was established in 2008 after a community member approached LETCEE to request that we start a project similar to the one being run in neighbouring Matimatolo. Our trained ECD facilitators have been running non-centre based services in this area for the past eleven years.
The Eshane area under the leadership of the Sithole Tribal Authority is vast and includes the areas of Eshane, Engoje, Embangweni, Lilani, Sgedlane, Thulini, Mhlazane and Nseleni. There are 13 Abahambi, 2 Toy Librarians and an ECD Coordinator currently working in the area, elected by the communities from which they came.
Like the other communities we work in, Msinga is a poverty stricken area with few economic resources and little economic activity. There is poor access to early learning services. We are proud to be one of the implementing partners of SmartStart.