Over 1 million SA children access ECD services
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says more than one million children are accessing Early Childhood Development (ECD) services throughout the country. Addressing a post State of the Nation (SONA) Social Protection and Community Development Cluster briefing in April, Minister Dlamini said the number of registered ECD facilities had grown from 16 250 in 2009/10 to 21 023 by the end of 2012/13. JAM SA supports 1 000+ ECD centres in four provinces by providing a highly nutritious porridge for their breakfast.
South Africa: Over 1 Million Children Access ECD Services*
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