GROW Educare Centres is a non-profit organisation providing Early Childhood Development (ECD) training and resourcing in low-income areas across South Africa, of Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. GROW is the largest chain of 5-star ECD Centres in South Africa, serving developing communities. Each centre looks after up to 80 children aged 2–5.
GROW’s collaboration with Hubble Studios began after they identified a need for a Learning Management System to help bring ECD best practice into low-income classrooms in a practical and scalable way. GROW also needed to compile a proposal based on the exact costs of the programme to apply for funding from Grand Challenges Canada Saving Brains programme.
Hubble Studios partnered with GROW to create a digital training programme with the dual purpose of empowering women who run Educare centres and delivering quality education to young children at a critical age.
Hubble Studios first consulted with GROW to analyse their current system and programme requirements, and then designed a digital solution in line with the GROW’s goals. This included mock-up designs for the LMS as well as project costing. The consultation with Hubble Studios was crucial for the client as it meant they could submit a detailed application for funding, which was ultimately successful in securing the grant from Grand Challenges Canada Saving Brains.
“What we like about Hubble is the full turn key solution – everything from the technology to videography and scriptwriting, plus even post-implementation support. We have been very impressed with the professionalism of the team and the level of expertise: they use experts for everything and believe in high quality – just like we do.”