Top Stories From The DoMore Foundation
Repurpose for Purpose: Partnering on early learning
Over the past three years the Do More Foundation, Barrows and Innovation Edge have been working to bring a combined vision to light – a set of high-quality early learning resources focused on building the critically important cognitive skills of young children that can be provided for free to ECD Centres, playgroups, toy libraries and home-visiting programmes across South Africa through ECD organisations serving resource-poor communities.
DoMore bags & DoMore biscuits now in SPAR!
The Do More Foundation's Township Economy Programme aims to foster youth economic participation by enhancing youth entrepreneurship and accelerating youth-owned and managed enterprises in the community.
Over the past two years, SPAR Hammarsdale has provided market linkages for the enterprise development projects in the Hammarsdale community.
Most recently, SPAR Hammarsdale have agreed to stock the sewing group’s DoMore shopper bags as well as the DoMore Bakery’s 2kg biscuit tubs! The young entrepreneurs are extremely grateful for this support and are looking forward to seeing their hand-crafted goods in their local SPAR store.
Since the start of 2021 the Do More Foundation, RCL Foods, FNB and Africa Ignite have focused on co-creating a comprehensive initiative that promotes the wellbeing of young children in uPhongolo; establishing and strengthening partnerships with local government, civil society organisations, and ECD centres; gathering accurate data on ECD centres, their staff, families and young children to inform future plans; and supporting the 30 ECD centres that currently receive nutritional porridge through the Foundation's nutrition provision programme.
ECD Centre & household vegetable gardens
Over the past month, 15 ECD Centres and 49 households in Do More Foundation’s project areas have received their very own vegetable Reel Gardening kits. These Reel Gardening kits are made up of biodegradable seed tape that can be planted straight into the ground.
This revolutionary method of growing will assist ECD Centres and households in setting up their own vegetable gardens as a means of sustainable food production for young children.
ECD Centre staff and recipient households have also been provided with technical support on how to maintain the gardens and will be assisted long term to ensure the gardens continue to produce.
This Mandela Day, Do More Foundation ran a National campaign to deliver hundreds of “gratitude boxes” and messages of support to the Early Childhood Development sector to acknowledge them for the true Heroes that they are.