Samara Foundation

Samara supports early childhood development by identifying under-resourced ECD centres and supporting them with educational materials, equipment and infrastructure improvements.

Early Childhood Development

The first years of a child's life have been shown to be the most formative, laying the foundation for all future learning. However in many rural areas, Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres lack infrastructure, resources and adequate training of staff to fully support children in this important growth stage. Samara is working to change this by making infrastructure improvements at currently six under-resourced ECD centres in the Eastern Cape and providing them with the educational materials and equipment to create a space in which children feel safe and nurtured. At Samara we believe this is an important first step in promoting learning and allowing children to develop to their full potential.