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The Do More Foundation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Disaster Relief
  • Education & Literacy
  • Hunger

Location

Ten The Boulevard • Westway Office Park , DurbanDurban, KwaZulu-Natal 3629South Africa South Africa

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We believe that a nation that invests in its youngest generation can become a winning nation - by focusing on the beginning of the story we believe we can "create better tomorrows" together. Overwhelming research evidence proves that the early years are THE most important period of life when the most rapid and dramatic brain development (brain plasticity) takes place - 90% of brain growth takes place before the age of 5. Both neuroscience and longitudinal research show that if we give young children the best possible start in life, we can dramatically change the success of their life’s journey AND by supporting their caregivers and families (often exposed to toxic stress conditions) with opportunities we can change the course of communities and their economies.

Description

he DO MORE FOUNDATION inspires collaborative partnerships to "create better tomorrows" for the young children of South Africa. The Foundation places the young child at the centre of our programmes and initiatives with the belief that if you can impact and uplift the life of a young child, you will in turn impact the household which will ultimately positively affect the community. Households and communities are therefore seen as our key developmental partners as we increase their capacity to better meet the needs of young children through projects directed at food security, youth development, economic development as well as specific early childhood development initiatives.

The Foundation’s approach to sustaining change and maximising project potential is by acting as a catalyst for the public, private and NGO sectors to come together under one vision and guide the combined activities to effect change for young children and the communities in which they live - acting as a "backbone" organisation. This approach is supported by the credibility, networks and relationships that we leverage in order to advocate, raise awareness, organise and inspire.

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