Impact SA coverage: Creating safe spaces for children to learn & play

Reports of neglect, abuse, and violence against children in South Africa have increased by over 35% since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, this is according to Child Welfare South Africa. Often, these events occur in places where children should feel safe – such as at home or in a classroom. National early learning social franchise SmartStart, is calling for a community-centred approach to creating safe spaces, where children can learn and play without fear. To read more about how SmartStart aims to help children build a solid foundation for their future success, click here.