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We support investments in four areas.

ENABLING SYSTEMS

These innovations will enable or enhance systems for the provision of quality products or services at scale.

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.

EMPOWERED CAREGIVERS

Young children often have a variety of people who care for them. Sometimes the primary caregiver is the child’s mother and in other instances, an aunt, cousin, or a grandmother. Something all caregivers have in common – they all want the very best future for the child in their care.

CAPABLE YOUNG CHILDREN

Innovations in this area solve challenges and create opportunities for quality early learning outcomes by directly engaging with the child.

Think about the impact of undetected hearing or vision deficiency on a young child’s ability to learn. One of our investments is in an Android App that makes early detection of barriers to learning possible within the poorest and most remote communities.

By 2020, we aim to have impacted the lives of 700000 young children living in under-resourced communities in South Africa.

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