Watch: Investing in the future through child development

2017-08-14 08:49

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South Africa remains one of the most unequal societies in the world, with poverty and lack of resources creating serious obstacles for many of the country's most vulnerable citizens. Early Childhood Development (ECD) has been recognised as one of the most powerful tools in breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty and confirms the tremendous importance of the early years for human development, while highlighting the importance of support during children's formative years.

Heeding government’s call for corporate participation, Kumba Iron Ore Limited, a business unit of Anglo American, has focused its community development strategy on the importance of education and community upliftment and has funded the construction of eleven ECD centres since 2011. Costing a total of R32 million, centres are located in Kagung, Magojaneng, Seoding, Batlharos, Mothibistad, Dithakong, Glen Red, Cassel John Taolo Gaetswewe District in the Northern Cape and Bankhara Bodulong.

The project speaks to the power of participation in communities while showing Anglo American's commitment to the future of South Africa.

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