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KZN ECD centre launched to protect children from forms of abuse

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The KZN Social Development Department has funded a non-profit organisation, Tree, and helped it launch an ECD centre to protect children from the effects of abuse, violence, exploitation and inhumane treatment.

KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC, Nonhlanhla Khoza has pleaded with parents to better protect their children from the hands of all forms of abuse, violence and inhumane treatment. On Tuesday, 8 June 2021, Khoza spoke during a handover ceremony for a mobile Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre in the Olwazini area in Umdoni Municipality.

Khoza stated, “Protection of children is our responsibility. We have to protect them from exploitation, violence and abuse and cannot keep quiet when we see children being abused in our neighbourhoods.” She also emphasised the need to report cases taking place behind closed doors to law enforcement.

The department has funded a non-profit organisation called Tree by helping them with R1.1 million to operate the ECD centre, as well as to pay salaries, provide maintenance of the truck, and allow it to provide children with nutritious food. Child Protection Week ended on Tuesday, 8 June 2021.

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Mahlohonolo Lakaje
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