“This accolade is a true testament to the dedication and commitment of our team of 5 ladies and 6 board members; especially considering the size and calibre of peer organisations we were competing against,” says Nicola Goodall, Director at KET.
The implementation of projects which comprise all the essential elements needed to ensure optimal development, growth and learning in young children is at the root of KET’s efforts. It is this approach that was the key to KET winning this award.
Goodall explains: “All of KET’s projects, which are strategically planned to ensure maximum use of resources, are implemented to significantly benefit the children we serve.”
- KET’s Fonix mother-tongue literacy and Numicon mathematics programme provide children with the necessary skills to grasp the essential elements of learning.
- Feeding schemes ensure nutritional support to prevent malnutrition and stunting.
- KET also focuses on training teachers to be able to present lessons so that optimal learning takes place.
- Skills development ultimately ensures quality pre-school teaching.
- The upgrading of infrastructure is essential for the ECD centres to register with the Department of Social Development; the safety and security of the children who attend ECD facilities is of primary importance. On-going upgrades have resulted in 15 registered places of care where children can learn and thrive in a safe and happy environment.
“KET would like to say a HUGE thank you to all our educators, volunteers, supporters and donors who have been pivotal in our organisation’s success. You are really making a difference in the lives of so many children!” concludes an elated Goodall.