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ELOM published in peer review journal

An article on the development and use of one of our investments, the Early Learning Outcomes Measure (ELOM) has been published in a peer review journal - Child: Care, Health & Development (2019). ELOM is a rigorously standardised, culturally fair and simple to...

Innovation Insights: ECD Heroes Case Study

We are pleased to introduce the Innovation Insights publication. Through the Innovation Insights we aim to; share lessons on innovation products and processes, communicate the importance of positive early life experiences, grow and diversify the pool of early years...

Pint sized perspectives: Celebrating World Children’s Day

Global Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20 each year to increase awareness of the rights, care and education of children. We spent time talking to young children from the Emthonjeni Playgroup in Khayelitsha, Cape Town about what they think Children's Day is...

Getting Pitch Perfect: 8 tips on creating a winning pitch deck

There are a few tools that every entrepreneur needs in their arsenal, one being an awesome pitch deck. This is your key to getting the funding and resources you need to give life to your idea. Here's an infographic on creating a winning pitch deck that hits on all of...

Four quotes for celebrating Children’s Day

To celebrate National Children’s Day, we’ve put together a few quotes on the importance of our country’s youngest citizens.   "Little moments, over and over, mold our children's foundation, a cache of learning that they will pass on to their children." June...

Impact investing is booming – and SA should step up

This post was originally shared on Fin 24 by Aunnie Paton Power. Innovation Edge is excited to be part of the first Impact Bond for Early Childhood Development in South Africa. The Impact Bond pay-for-outcome model offers great potential to increase funding flow into...

What to consider when co-creating

There are many ways to go about co-creating, and which to choose depends on the challenges and objectives at hand. Here are a few notes to keep in mind as you go through the process. 1. A shared vision and mission It is important to ensure that all stakeholders...