Pretoria – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will next week officially handover the Ramadimetja Sophia Mogotlane Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre to the Mookgophong community in Limpopo.
The centre is a result of a call by Deputy President Ramaphosa on World TB Day for the creation of Early Childhood Development facilities in areas with a high TB burden.
Pharmaceutical company Cipla South Africa answered the call by establishing the centre which will afford children an opportunity to develop through play and other creative activities such as age-appropriate computer skills.
The facility will also improve the health and wellbeing of children through access to adequate nutrition and health services. This will ensure that children meet the normative developmental milestone of being able to read, write and count when they start schooling, the Presidency said on Wednesday.
The handover ceremony will coincide with the world wide Nelson Mandela Day celebrations, which are observed annually, since its declaration in 2009 by the United Nations.
The day is marked by 67 minutes of selfless good deeds to the vulnerable and disadvantaged.
Deputy President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, Social Development Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, the Premier of Limpopo Province Stanley Mathabatha and Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba, as well as Cipla South Africa CEO Paul Miller.
Source: South African Government News Agency