23 Jan 2015 15:37pm
SAPA PR--EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT, NATIONAL LOTTERIES BOARD ISSUED BY: TSALENA MEDIA ATTENTION: NEWS EDITORS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT, NATIONAL LOTTERIES BOARD The National Lotteries Board (NLB) would like to encourage more early childhood development initiatives to respond to the organisation’s calls for funding, says Charlotte Mampane, the Chief Executive of the NLB. Early childhood development is critical in ensuring that children have the best chance in life and the NLB would like to see more resources being directed towards these causes, says Mampane. “The NLB is keen to play its part in ensuring that no child is left behind,” says Mampane. Mampane says the NLB is proud of the Early Childhood Development programmes that the organisation has brought under its wings including Refentse Pre-School and Day Care Centre in Botshabelo, Free State which received funding of up to R1, 353,900 (One million three hundred and fifty three thousand nine hundred rand). The funding was allocated for operations, building renovations and for vehicle acquisition and maintenance purposes. “However, unless the NLB receives applications from Early Childhood Development centers on time and in the correct format, our hands as the NLB will remain tied,” says Mampane Mampane says she is very pleased to see so many community organisations emerging throughout the country focusing on Early Childhood Development. “As the NLB we would like to join their fight to give every child in South Africa an adequate start in life regardless of their family circumstances,” says Mampane. “We want to build a South Africa where a child’s family circumstances does not determine their destiny,” concludes Mampane. For additional information or to schedule an interview please contact Ms. Odaho Sengani: Senior Communications Officer on 012 432 1506/ 083 753 6968 or e-mail: Ends /LN