In 2022 Siyakholwa Support care centre, together with our community-based education partners, worked to reinforce our nutrition program within the early childhood development (ECD) sector. Preschools were hardest hit by the impact of lockdowns and covid restrictions; with many losing attendance or closing down. We increased focus into supporting mobile ECD units, Come and Play Busses, and toy libraries which reach children living in the most rural areas and informal settlements with scant access to educational resources. We also worked with principals and educators at ECD centres, helping them to rebuild attendance through guaranteeing a daily meal which incentivised parents to bring their children to these safe spaces of education. At the same time we continued support to primary and secondary schools, and provided familial food relief through our COVID19 food relief program.
We closed the year having reached 71 044 children with over million hot school meals. Our relief program delivered more than millions meals to over 70 000 family members throughout South Africa.
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