To unlock human capital potential right from the start of a child’s life, we focus on 3 key levers for change.
EFFECTIVE SYSTEMS & TOOLS FOR SCALE
These innovations enable or enhance systems for the provision of quality products and services at scale. Our investments in this area include new efficient and effective administrative and financing systems. We also invest in ideas that aim to pivot existing platforms for new purposes.
Think of how start-ups like Lyft or Uber have revolutionised the transport industry; or what Kenya’s M-PESA did for mobile banking.
COMPETENT WORKFORCE & QUALITY PROGRAMMES
To deliver transformative early learning experiences we need a competent workforce. We also need tools and programmes that will help drive impact.
An example of an innovation we are supporting in this area is the design of an immersive virtual reality training programme for teachers in pre-school centres across South Africa.
Caregiver-child interactions shape the developing brain in remarkable ways – we support innovations that empower parents to unlock the magic that lies in everyday interactions. We also support ideas that build informed demand amongst caregivers for quality early childhood care and education services.
Have a look at ChildConnect to give you an idea of one of our investments in this category.
By 2020, we aim to have impacted the lives of 700000 young children living in under-resourced communities in South Africa.
Our investments are featured in the grid below.
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