CommunityHolistic Early Childhood Development SupportKruger National Park - South Africa
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Singita recognises that quality early learning is critical in laying foundations for success in later life. Since 2009, we’ve been supporting Early Childhood Development (ECD) initiatives in the communities near Singita Sabi Sand and Singita Kruger National Park. We work in partnership with ECD centre (pre-school) managers and teachers, government departments and key community stakeholders. Through the Singita Holistic Early Childhood Development Support programme, children are supported to fully develop in physical, cognitive, psychological and social domains.

Key Successes:

The number of ECD centers where the Singita Holistic ECD Support Programme is active and thriving in the Sabi Sand and Kruger National Park region


The number of children who currently benefit from our early childhood development initiatives

How it works:Core elements of the programme include:
  • School leadership and administration courses for centre managers, training to establish a stimulating learning programme for teachers and workshops for parents to help them understand the crucial role they play in their children’s development.
  • A phased approach for ECD centres who are supported until they graduate to become good practice centres and mentor the new centres entering the programme.
  • Facilitation of home visits and other community-based programmes for children who do not attend centres.
  • Ongoing engagement with stakeholders such as community leaders, government and non-profit organisations.
  • Quality educational equipment and resources, generously funded by our guests, that are distributed by Singita for use in the centres.
How to help:
  • Contribute to our ambitious ECD Centre Resource Drive. Based on the latest ECD research and an extensive needs assessment of each school, we have identified the books, educational toys, creative arts and fantasy kits, outdoor and indoor equipment needed to make each classroom a centre of excellence where children make great strides towards reaching full potential.
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