The Unlimited Child

The Lego Foundation selects The Unlimited Child as key implementation partner

The Unlimited Child (TUC), one of South Africa’s leading Early Childhood Development (ECD) organisations, today announced that it has been chosen by The LEGO Foundation as their research and implementation partner in Africa as part of the pilot of its Playful Learning Across the Years (PLAY) toolkit.

The Lego Foundation selects The Unlimited Child as key implementation partner

From Gardener to Top Awarded ECD Practitioner in SA

From a humble start to being recognised as one of the best in the country, this is how we supported Thokozani Msimang to enable his dream and make a huge shift in his life to benefit his community – to serve as an inspiration for those in the ECD space.

Zero to Hero
Low Impact to sustainable success

From Low-Impact to Sustainable Success

An underperforming creche and the vital intervention that unlocked success and sustainability. This is how we helped shift rural Ndabayakhe ECD Centre from low-impact to highly recognised, successful and appreciated micro-enterprise in the Empangeni region.


We have the solution and we need to act now. Help us shift the minds of our children and give them a future today.

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COVID19 Relief

Covid-19 Pandemic

Over R30 million was raised for ECD Centres, children attending the programme and their families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This relief assistance involved grocery vouchers, stipends and measures for the safe opening of ECD Centres.

This has ensured that over 95% of ECD Centres within our network were able to recover and continue as sustainable micro-enterprises where early learning continues.

KZN Civil Unrest

During the week starting 11 July 2021, South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces experienced widespread unanticipated unrest and looting.

Most of the catastrophic activity took place in KwaZulu-Natal, negatively impacting the most vulnerable people in the province, our children.

Safety and food supplies were impacted and the effects reverberated thoughout the province. Through a R4 million grant from Elma Philantropies and the LEGO Foundation, The Unlimited Foundation, together with the Gift of The Givers, was able to support over 7 000 families in the province..

Providing this support to our beneficiaries ensured stability and avoided any further dropout from the programme.

KZN Flood Relief

KZN Flood Relief

In April 2022, the KZN flood disaster gravely affected several coastal communities in KZN with devastating impact felt on 887 ECD Centres within The Unlimited Child’s network.

Through quick action The Unlimited Child was able to raise over R4.5 million to assist in food, sanitary and water relief to those affected, as well as repair damaged ECD Centres so that early learning and attendance by children was not hampered.

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