We're working with schools in Mfuleni to upgrade their facilities to the point where they can register as Early Childhood Development centres, thereby unlocking funding to make them sustainable and able to truly give children in under-resourced areas a Starting Chance.

The Lonwabo Special Care Centre currently has 38 children between the ages of 0 to 18. The existing facility is threatened with closure because the increasingly stringent health and safety regulations cannot be met there.

Sadly, in poor communities like Mfuleni, children with special needs are often left at home when parents are seeking employment or at work - they are called the "forgotten children".

The new facility will form part of a purpose-designed campus in which an inclusive learning environment which will enable the interaction of children of all abilities under supervision. The integration with a small healthcare facility will enable early diagnosis of special needs for young children, giving them a starting chance to reach their full potential. 

education, specialneeds, earlychildhood, poorcommunities, inclusiveeducation

Fundraisers

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    Alistair Longman

    R7,381 raised

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    Edward van der Merwe

    R1,950 raised

3 Fundraiser projects

Donations

  1. Claire Procter

    16 October

    R200
  2. jacobus lacock

    3 October

    R1,000
  3. Rob Cloete

    1 October

    £30
39 Donations

Fundraiser projects

3 Fundraiser projects

I am raising funds for Starting a Chance

By Edward van der Merwe

I’m taking part in 7 Summits for Starting Chance to raise money forStarting Chance.”For these chi...

39% Completed
R1,950 raised
R5,000 Target
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Starting Chance: Shack to Chic

By Alistair Longman

Starting Chance upgrades shack schools to comply with government regulations & they provide a saf...

0% Completed
R0 raised
R10,000 Target
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Starting Chance: Shack to Chic

By Alistair Longman

Starting Chance upgrades shack schools to comply with government regulations & they provide a saf...

100% Completed
R7,381 raised
R5,000 Target
0 DAYS