Ntataise is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which helps women in mainly disadvantaged rural communities in South Africa gain the knowledge and skills needed to establish and sustain Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes. Today Ntataise’s operations include two sectors: The Free State training and development programme and the National Network capacity building and support programme. Through its programmes Ntataise has empowered thousands of women who in turn have reached approximately 500 000 children in some of South Africa’s most disadvantaged areas.