Photography: Save the Children: Early Childhood Development: IMG_4874web

Principal Ethel Ngcobo, with her students at the Zamani ECD Centre on the outskirts of Durban in the eThekwini district. Ethel first opened as a crèche in 1995, responding to the need for children to be cared for while their parents were at work. After years of dedication and support from ABSA, the Outreach Foundation and Save the Children, she built a proper ECD centre. Over 92% of preschool children in KwaZulu-Natal attend unregistered ECD centres (crèches). Save the Children, operating in KZN for over 50 years, recognised the need to support crèches in the area with better management skills and access to learning materials, as well as running the crèche forums and supporting crèches with registration to become ECD centres.

Principal Ethel Ngcobo, with her students at the Zamani ECD Centre on the outskirts of Durban in the eThekwini district. Ethel first opened as a crèche in 1995, responding to the need for children to be cared for while their parents were at work. After years of dedication and support from ABSA, the Outreach Foundation and Save the Children, she built a proper ECD centre. Over 92% of preschool children in KwaZulu-Natal attend unregistered ECD centres (crèches). Save the Children, operating in KZN for over 50 years, recognised the need to support crèches in the area with better management skills and access to learning materials, as well as running the crèche forums and supporting crèches with registration to become ECD centres.