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Growing Pains: A place to grow

A fantasy Barbie castle in a creche funded by the NGO Siyabona. Often creches provide young children with their only meal of the day, as well as structured play time and a sense of routine / Chris de Bode - Panos pictures

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Pre-school education helps children grow holistically. But the quality of provision is patchy – with poor neighbourhoods often missing out.

This feature is from rural KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa where a crèche has been formed for children under the age of five.

Music by Jolyon Birchall | Narration by Tonicah Maphanga

This audio feature is part of a set about South Africa, AIDS and childhood. The other audio features are:

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