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  • If you walk into any SmartStart programme, you are likely to see one of three things:

    1)      Children interacting with toys and objects

    2)      Children listening to a story

    3)      Children playing with their friends

    On the surface, the children don’t seem to be doing anything too groundbreaking – do they? However, during each of these activities, children are in...

  • Four-year-old Sisanda Chilli, was born with Cerebral Palsy and because her development was different it caused difficulties in her learning and interacting with other children. When Phumzile Mngadi, a SmartStarter trained by TREE from Umdoni district, started her playgroup in August 2017, she was determined to help improve Sisanda’s life. In rural societies disability is often kept a secret,...