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Taking on a volcano to get Early Childhood Development the attention it deserves

Written by: diannem

Six South African adventurers, one women among them…all setting off to summit the world’s highest active volcano for “The Unlimited Child”.

Established by Wallis Watt’s father in 2008, The Unlimited Child is an NPO focussed on improving access to early childhood development in South Africa. With over 1 200 Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres reached, the programme provides educational learning tools and resources, as well as structured training to unprivileged communities in the country.

However, to reach more learners and ECD centres, funding becomes very crucial, says Wallis Watt; the only woman in the 6-person team taking on the journey to summit to Ojos del Salado. This is the objective of the Summit; to raise awareness about the programme and in turn inspire both corporate and private donors to invest in the programme.

“Climbing the world’s highest volcano is parallel to the challenges faced by children across South Africa."

Wallis Watt

The Unlimited Child Ojos expedition will begin their ascent on 12 February 2018 and the team is expected to reach the summit 11 days later on 24 February.

If you feel there are synergies to be explored, do reach out to the team on www.theunlimitedchild.org




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