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REMINDER: Deputy President Ramaphosa to mark Mandela Day with a handover of ECD Centre to Mookgophong community

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Mookgophong - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will officially handover the Ramadimetja Sophia Mogotlane Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre to the Mookgophong community in Limpopo on Tuesday, 18 July 2017.

The ECD came into being as a result of a call by Deputy President Ramaphosa on World TB Day for the creation of Early Childhood Development facilities in areas with a high TB burden, with a particular focus on children under the age of five.

Cipla South Africa, a pharmaceutical company that manufactures world class generic medicines at affordable prices, answered Deputy President Ramaphosa’s call by establishing the centre.
 
Deputy President Ramaphosa will on behalf of Cipla officially handover the centre. The facility will afford children an opportunity to develop through play and other creative activities such as age-appropriate computer skills.
 
The facility will also improve the health and wellbeing of children through access to adequate nutrition and health services. This will ensure that children meet the normative developmental milestone of being able to read, write and count when they start schooling.

The handover ceremony coincides with the world wide Nelson Mandela Day celebrations, which are observed annually, since its declaration in 2009 by United Nations. The day is marked by 67 minutes of selfless good deeds to the vulnerable and disadvantaged.
 
Deputy President Ramaphosa will be accompanied by the Premier of Limpopo Province Stanley Mathabatha and Members of the Provincial Executive including MEC for Health Phophi Ramathuba, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, Social Development Deputy Minister Hendrietta Bogopane-Zulu, Cipla South Africa CEO Paul Miller, local Mayors, traditional leaders, and other dignitaries.

Members of the media are invited for coverage as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Time: 09h00 (members of the media to arrive at 8h00 for accreditation)
Venue: Ramadimetja Sophia Mogotlane Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre,
Mookgophong, Limpopo Province
 
Members of the media are requested to RSVP with Terrence Manase on 082 338 6707 or Terrence@presidency.gov.za and terrence.manase@gmail.com with their full names and ID numbers and are requested to carry their press cards on the day.


Enquiries: Tyrone Seale on 083 575 7440

Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria