More About Little Seeds

A joint initiative of Diaconia and Badisa





Little Seeds unit for Early Childhood Development (ECD) was established in 2019 by the merging of ECD programmes and services delivered by Diaconia and Badisa. Badisa is known for well-established governance, structures and processes. Diaconia has an unique reach to communities through congregations. The union of these organisations increase access and allows for local capacity building which leads to a deeper impact and sustainable change. Well established partnerships allow for increased synergies.

Although a joint initiative, Little Seeds presides under the legal entity of Badisa. 

Little Seeds' aim is to address poverty and inequality through quality early childhood development in the Cape Region of South Africa.

Although a joint initiative, Little Seeds will preside under the legal entity of Badisa.




For all children to have access to
quality Early Childhood Development so they can grow and thrive.



We promote and facilitate accessible Early Childhood Education services in the Cape region, in collaboration with faith communities and a network of partners.



  • Collaboration and integration through sharing of knowledge, resources skills and experience.
  • Co-creation: creating innovative and contextual solutions within networks.
  • Respect: we acknowledge the uniqueness, vulnerability and local knowledge within each context.
  • Integrity: we value operational accountability and transparency.
  • Initiative: we create awareness, build relationships and enable learning communities.