Matchbox is a Cape Town based non-profit organisation aiming to improve the quality of life and learning for young children living in South Africa’s underprivileged township communities.A positive and safe environment is crucial for children to unfold their potentials and grow up as confident, positive adults. As a non-profit organization, Matchbox is committed to supporting informal daycare centers in need through spacial upgrades, as well as empowerment and skills training for caregivers and parents.

In partnership with the communities they develop improvement strategies for those existing informal centers. They design and build child-friendly play and learning spaces in the most ecologically and economically sustainable way, whilst caregivers and parents participate in skills training and health workshops facilitated in cooperation with their local partner NGO, Power-Child.Once upgraded, the crèches meet official requirements, are eligible for subsidies and achieve economic independence and a sustainable future.

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