Siyakholwa serves as an implementing agent (Franchisor) for the esteemed SmartStart programme.  The programme provides a pragmatic and cost-effective solution to broaden access to affordable and high-quality early learning opportunities, empowering children with the tools they need to thrive.

Designed specifically for children between the ages of three and four, the SmartStart programme is delivering through play groups, day mothers, and integrated into established Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes.

SmartStart focuses on three fundamental outcomes:

  • Firstly, it strives to ensure that every child can cultivate healthy relationships, fostering happiness and providing a secure foundation for their growth.

  • Secondly, the programme aims to nurture children as exceptional thinkers and communicators, empowering them to confidently engage in listening, reasoning, and speaking activities.

  • Lastly, SmartStart emphasises the development of core general skills such as self-control, perseverance, and flexibility which serve as indispensable tools for both living and learning.

Through our partnership with the SmartStart programme, Siyakholwa is committed to enabling children to reach their full potential, equipping them with essential skills and knowledge for a successful future.  Together, we are building a solid educational foundation and opening doors of opportunity for young learners in our country.