Early Learning Centres receive financial support

Koos Degenaar -- Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:54

Early learning centres receive financial support

The Faculty of Education and Training at the North-West University´s (NWU´s) Mafikeng Campus, in partnership with the Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) Foundation, has pledged R100 000 towards the development of more than 12 early learning centres around identified local communities in Mafikeng.

The partnership with HCI Foundation, spearheaded by the acting dean of the Faculty of Education and Training, Prof Akpovire Oduaran, aims at developing local early learning centres in the communities around Mahikeng. The provision of the necessary technical support in the form of skills training and facilities will increase efficiency and the delivery of services to the surrounding communities.

HCI Foundation is a black empowerment investment company that has its origins in the Southern African Clothing and Textiles workers’ union. Through its corporate social investment initiative, the foundation focuses on the upliftment of identified communities to bring about quality of life and wellbeing.

According to the project leader, Dr Myrtle Erasmus, the contribution to early childhood development and stimulation are specifically aimed at helping practitioners to be more effective in their efforts at building a better future for children.