ECD resource: Ilifa Labantwana’s Insights Magazine

Ilifa Labantwana released the third issue of their Ilifa Insights magazine this week.  In this issue the relationship between the parent – or the primary caregiver – and the child is explored. Neuroscientist Barak Morgan explains the effects of an adverse external environment on the architecture of the brain, and the impact of interventions on caregivers’ brains, and […]

“My child is a somebody” – Ilifa launches a national campaign

   This week (8-12 June 2015)  Ilifa Labantwana is launching its first national public campaign.  It is a multi-media, mass communication public service campaign called #LovePlayTalk with the tagline “My child is a somebody”. The campaign aims to create awareness around the importance of responsive parenting during pregnancy and the early years of a child’s life. Targeting pregnant women, parents […]

ECD Hackathon Aims To Create Real Fundable Tech Solutions

Investment in Early Childhood Development (ECD) has seen substantial increase in the last five years as a result of research and insights on the importance of the first years of a child’s life. This is a critical time for lifelong health and intellectual development because between conception and age three, a child’s brain undergoes an […]

Ilifa Labantwana 2012 highlights and forward in 2013

By Sherri LeMottee Ilifa Labantwana is an initiative to develop quality, scalable and sustainable Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes for disadvantaged children in South Africa.  It is jointly funded and driven by the ELMA Foundation, the DG Murray Trust and the UBS Optimus Foundation. 2012 has been a year of change, growth and increased momentum […]

Ilifa Labantwana builds local evidence for ECD

Building a local evidence for early childhood development It is recognised that the first 1,000 days of a child’s life, from conception to two years of age, lay the foundation for later development. Neurological development is the most rapid during this period. Neglect, maltreatment, malnutrition and under-stimulation of language and cognitive functions compromise early child development. […]

Ilifa Labantwana to Launch “Your Child is a Somebody” campaign

All children are human beings born with rights, which include the right to the services, care and support that will ensure their safety, health, growth and development. Children are the centre of Early Childhood Development. Commitment (ECD) to providing effective services and programmes for them stems, first and foremost, from a dedication to their well-being. […]