Living Madiba's Legacy Most children in South Africa live below the poverty line. 8 out of 10 children have little or no access to early learning opportunities before they enroll in school. Cotlands values and advocates a child's right to good quality education and nutrition. Our Early Learning Play Groups are run across South Africa. Support our first ever #crowdfunding campaign now to make a real difference.
Cotlands Winter Warmth Campaign Cotlands reaches thousands of vulnerable children each month with warm meals through our early learning play groups. Often the warm meal they receive at our early learning play group is their only meal for the day. As we head into winter we are reminded of the harsh conditions many families in South Africa face. We know from years of experience that shack fires increase, that children are locked up indoors and so many do not have warm clothes or shoes.
Cotlands has been added to the American Fund for Charities, a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations to Cotlands via the American Fund for Charities from US taxpayers are now tax deductible to the extent allowed by US law. You can make a safe online donation at www.americanfund.info. Select Cotlands and enter your details. You will be issued with the receipt you require for income tax purposes.
We recognise #WorldFoodDay today (16 October). So many of children in South Africa are malnourished. The Cotlands Early Learning Playgroups provide 1 snack and a nutritious meal for the children we serve, for many, this is the only food they'll eat for the day.
Women in Transformation: Through our decades of service we have been led by women not afraid to colour outside the lines and we have witnessed courageous women enrol into our programmes with the determination to carve out a better life for themselves and their children. As Cotlands has grown and transitioned, so have the women in our programmes. In August, we celebrate women in transformation – women who are contributing to a healthier society.
Since Cotlands inception women have been an integral part of the organisation. Through our decades of service we have been led by women not afraid to colour outside the lines and we have witnessed courageous women enroll in our programmes with the determination to carve out a better life for themselves and their children. As Cotlands has grown and transitioned, so have the women in our programmes. #WomansMonth