Greater Alex Early Childhood Development and Literacy Programme Press Release
On 05 August 2019 as part of the celebration of Women’s Month, 168 women and Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners from 28 ECD’s from the Greater Alexandra in Johannesburg were honoured in three graduation ceremonies. For the past six months, these dedicated women were part of a Rotary Global Grant for the Greater Alexandra Early Childhood Development Training Programme.

This programme initiated by the Rotary E Club of Southern Africa D9400 were in partnership with 4 different Rotary Clubs in Germany and the USA as well as the Rotary Foundation, Sešego Foundation, the City of Joburg and the Alexandra ECD Forums.

The aim of the training was to empower ECD practitioners with the skills and knowledge that they need in order to grow sustainable businesses as they prepare young children in Alexandra Township for formal schooling. The training was based on the needs and concerns raised by the teachers themselves. The training will impact 2346 learners.

Some of the topics included in the training were: Leadership and Communication, Financial Management and Reporting, Classroom Management, Record-Keeping, Governance Training and Occupational Health and Safety.

25 years into democracy, millions of children in South Africa are still negatively impacted daily by a range of social and economic inequalities including poor nutrition, inadequate access to health care, social services and education. The E Club of Southern Africa D9400 believes that the training will make a demonstrable difference in the community of Alex and will go a long way in improving the lives of our most vulnerable members of our society; our children. More than ever, our country needs creative and inspiring and empowered teachers to shape and develop a new generation of children.


DGE Annemarie Mostert handed a signed copy of the Global Grant training curriculum over to 2 members from the donor clubs, Dr Volker Hasse and Erhard Krause during the German Intercountry Collaboration function held during the RI Convention in Hamburg.


Alan Grobler - City of Joburg, Ms Codi Mageza, graduate and DGE Annemarie Mostert


Alan Grobler - City of Joburg, Ms Codi Mageza, graduate and DGE Annemarie Mostert


Dr Mpho Phalatse – MMC of Health and Social Development City of Joburg


Dr Mpho Phalatse, MMC of Health and Social Development City of Joburg, Codi Mageza (Project Manager of the Global Grant) receiving recognition for her dedication and DGE Annemarie Mostert, (Chairperson of the GG Greater Alex project)


PDG Mark Doyle and Pres Kgabo Ralebepa and a graduate


The Rotary E-Club of Southern Africa D9400 would like to extend our grateful thanks to our international partners:

Rotary support in Germany:
The Rotary E-Club of Münster International D1870
The Rotary Club Coesfeld-Baumberge D1870
The Rotary Club Bad Homburg v.d.H. D1820

Rotary support in the USA:
The Rotary Club Point West-Sacramento D5180

For more information or to receive a copy of the training curriculums please contact DGE Annemarie Mostert, the chairperson of the GG Greater Alex ECD committee at @This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.