*Launch* As much as we have committed to our various community projects including completing Phase II at Lalelani Primary, which will be finished by mid April, as well as hosting another Entrepreneurs 4 Africa conference this year, once again our focus is turned onto Early Childhood Development as this is the most important area to get the foundations right for small children to be able to learn and grow to their full potential. We believe that education is the main key to eradicating poverty. Again and again highlighted to us that the first five years of a child’s life are fundamentally important! They are the foundation that shapes children’s future health, happiness, growth, development and learning achievement at school, in the family and community, and in life in general. We recently paid a visit to Thando Labantwana meaning “Love for Children” as highlighted to us by our community liaisons at The Christian Social Services. When we first visited the crèche, we got that ‘feeling’ we got when we first visited Umnathi Creche, Zwelibomvu and Siyanda Creche, Ntshongweni -our two prior ECD builds that are thriving since their opening in 2013 and 2017 respectively – the feeling of ‘We can MAKE A DIFFERENCE here’! Even thought we were saddened at the state of the crèche, the building is incomplete albeit many years after original build needing ceilings, electricity, plumbing etc and there is a complete lack of sanitation and educational equipment, and yet, with little or no resources, Gogo Shange and the young teachers have not once inch of dirt anywhere to be seen in the building and are really trying their best to teach these children the basics of what is required for an education foundation. They’ve registered as an NPO, got all their necessary ECD documents in place but this has not guaranteed or granted them any assistance. We are looking to dedicate the next 3 months to raising funds and awareness on this build and hoping to be able to start the uplift on 1st July in the dry season and July school holidays with a view to complete within 3 months from site establishment. We would be so grateful if you would like to get involved in our ‘Buy-a-Brick’ for only R10 to help contribute towards this build, please don’t hesitate to contact me on info@robinhoodfoundation.co.za