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General overview

Stage of development: Complete

Policy sector: Child and family welfare

Date outcomes contract signed: Jun 2018

Start date of service provision: Jan 2018

Capital raised (minimum): South African Rand 9.03m (USD 1.04m)

Service users: 4k+ individuals


The Western Cape Foundation for Community Work (FCW) is a development and resource ECD organization that promotes the holistic development of children within the context of their families and communities, through innovative, integrated, and sustainable interventions and programmes. FCW is delivering its Family in Focus Programme in a home visitation programme where community caregivers work with parents or caregivers and children in the home to deliver ECD programming focusing on the needs of pre-school aged children. Over a three year period, the IBIF, through FCW, will seek to improve the cognitive and socio-emotional development outcomes of more than 2,000 children in the low-income communities of Atlantis and Delft, in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Target population

Children aged 3 to 5 drawn from the low-income communities of Atlantis and Delft in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.



  • South Africa

Service delivery locations

  • Atlantis and Delft, Western Cape, South Africa

Outcome metrics

  • Recruitment and Retention. Successful recruitment and retention (until programme mid-year) of beneficiaries on the programme. Paid per qualifying beneficiary.
  • Attendance. Beneficiaries attending at least 50% of the programme over the course of the year. Paid per qualifying beneficiary.
  • Development Assessment. Average Early Learning Outcome Measure (ELOM) score for the entire cohort that is 0.2. standard deviations of the mean higher than what is normal for South African children in the same age and quintile. The ELOM is a child development assessment normed on local child populations.Average scores will be calculated and payment made on an annual cohort basis by drawing a statistically significant sample (approximately 250 children) that adequately reflects the performance of the group.
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