Mikhulu Child Development Trust
We help families develop positive nurturing relationships, thereby supporting their children’s early cognitive development.
The Mikhulu Child Development Trust (‘Mikhulu’) is a registered non-profit organisation based in Athlone, Cape Town.
Our passion and expertise lie in supporting parents and families to do the best for their young children (under age 6). We help families develop positive nurturing relationships, thereby supporting their children’s early cognitive development.
We do this by providing training and support to partner organisations (or ‘implementing partners’) to enable them to deliver training for parents and caregivers on what we call ‘dialogic book-sharing'. In this way, we bridge the gap between the academic research behind parenting and real-life early stimulation needed in our communities and families.
We believe that partnering with community-based organisations is the most effective and sustainable way to support families and teachers.
We also develop and publish specially-designed and locally-relevant wordless picture books and training materials for facilitators and parents.