On the 21st of October, the SAEP ECD Team called a meeting of all ECD service providers in the Philippi East community. ECD service providers included non-profits, government officials, community members and ECD forum members who are working in the Philippi East area. The meeting was held at the Philippi East Library with 19 people attending.

SAEP hosted the meeting and presented on SAEP’s history, our community research conducted earlier this year, the new ECD Programme model and the key areas of implementation of the ECD Programme. After the presentation, the floor was opened for questions about SAEP and the ECD Programme and then a vote was taken about whether or not a regularly meeting forum should be created as a platform for future information sharing and community mobilisation. The majority of the group voted yes for a quarterly meeting.

After the meeting, attendees were welcomed to join for a networking session over coffee and tea. We would like to extend our thanks to all those who attended and we are looking forward to the next meeting in 2016!