A big thank you to DG Murray Trust (DGMT) and Murray & Roberts who provided initial investment and to the Yellowwoods/Hollard Trust for strategic input in the development phase. Going forward, SmartStart has commitments from DGMT, Yellowwoods/Hollard Trust and a third donor (with whom we are busy finalising the agreement) as founders/investors for the registered not-for-profit company (NPC) start-up phase.
Thank you too for all the contributions and insights SmartStart received in the design phase from many different NGOs and individuals working for a better future for South African children. Through various meetings, thinktanks and individual consultations we got thoughtful and expert input from many different role-players. We would like to acknowledge and appreciate the value they have added to the development of this programme and their ongoing generosity and support - particularly to Ntataise, Cotlands, Khululeka, TREE, LETCEE, Lesedi and ELRU, as well as many other passionate individuals working in the ECD field.