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Lego: Adding colour to playtime

UNICEF South Africa/2015/Reddy

“Tomatoes are red and apples are green” exclaim an enthusiastic group of twenty three-year-olds at the Diepsloot Pre-School as they proudly hold up red and green Lego bricks in their little hands. Colour identification is but one way that Lego is being as a teaching tool by teachers at this light-filled sanctuary that lies in the middle of the noisy, energetic township of Diepsloot north of Johannesburg.

A brighter future beckons through Isibindi

UNICEF South Africa/2016/Reddy

As one leaves the city of East London on South Africa’s southern coast, the winding gravel road is a reminder of the large swathes of South Africa that are still rural and in which the challenges of rural poverty are real.Near the top of a winding road, is the small, neat house, with a large yard, belonging to 17-year-old Siphokazi Adams. Tall and lean with an infectious energy and laugh, this confident young woman is a proud example of the success of the Isibindi programme.

10th Annual Early Childhood Development Knowledge Building Seminar

ECD Knowledge Building Seminar


The Early Childhood Development Knowledge Building Seminar is an annual platform that brings research and practice together; highlights achievements in the policy and practice arena, and also looks at the sector from all angles. This year (2015) the focus was on “Quality through play-based learning and innovation in early childhood development”. View and download all the presentations. 

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