Join us as Afrika Tikkun celebrates three decades of monumental impact, resonating with the pulse of our nation's progress. Together, let's amplify this enduring legacy. Stand with us: donate, partner, or sponsor, and be part of the transformative journey ahead.

In it's 30 years Afrika Tikkun has

Founded in the watershed year of 1994, Afrika Tikkun was born at a time of tentative hope and palpable transformation. As we commemorate 30 years of our freedom and democracy as a South African nation, at Afrika Tikkun we are equally proud to celebrate 30 years of our unwavering commitment to nurturing young lives and empowering communities. Over the past three decades, like the evolution of our fledgling democracy, the lives of young people and communities have been markedly transformed. Our mission, of investing in the potential of children and youth from underprivileged backgrounds, is synonymous with the democratic ethos of equality and Ubuntu. As we reflect on three decades of service, impact and partnerships, we are inspired to continue our work with renewed vigour and hope for the next 30 years and beyond.

No child should be left behind

ABOUT BAMBANANI

The Bambanani programme is an Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme, which provides a high-quality, comprehensive and innovative ECD curriculum.

Bambanani’s curriculum is internationally acclaimed and accredited by the South African Department of Basic Education. Bambanani’s comprehensive model enables children aged 1-6 years to meet their age-appropriate developmental milestones.

WHAT DOES BAMBANANI DO?

The programme provides ECD curriculum development and NQF training to principals, practitioners and educators in rural and underserved communities. Bambanani’s Remote Assessment Centre further supports ECD partner schools with screening, tracking and monitoring progression. The Bamba Learn App is a child-centred, play-based learning app; expanding Bamabanani’s digital offering and reach.

WHY BAMBANANI?

Since 2018, at least 80% of our Grade R children reached their age-appropriate developmental milestones, making them school-ready and preparing them to excel in primary school.

Afrika Tikkun’s holistic Cradle-to-Career (C2C) model ensures that children with developmental delays are identified and receive support from a team of qualified Occupational Therapists. Early identification and intervention have proven to be effective in preventing minor developmental challenges from becoming permanent.  

A literacy evaluation, using the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA), showed that Grade 3 children who graduated from our Bambanani programme, in 2020, had higher listening and reading scores compared to their non-Afrika Tikkun peers.

2023 HIGHLIGHTS

99%

of Grade R children school-ready

73%

of children who were flagged for delays were school-ready by the end of the year

13, 910

children reached in Bambanani outreach partner schools

222

Bambanani outreach partner schools in 11 communities

736

ECD practitioners trained and upskilled through Bambanani outreach

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US?

Cost per child:
Help educate 1 child for a year for R1 056 / £45 / $56 per child

Cost per ECD centre:
Assist us in setting up an ECD Centre for R67 500 / £2824 / $3570 per centre

Cost per practitioner:
Help us expand our practitioner training for R3 600 / £150 / $190 per practitioner

In celebration of our 30th anniversary, help us raise R300 000 so no child is left behind.

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