ecl Namibia has been requested to become a full partner of the BNC essentially becoming the emotional backbone of the BNC. This centre serves over 130 of the city’s most vulnerable children. ecl works directly with children within the centre and with their parents. For teachers we have just begun running ecl trainings to equip them to take the practice into their classroom. Mary-Beth Gallagher (Director) has this to say about our work, “it works magic with the children, it brings out the best in everyone and it has had a huge impact on our centre”. The ecl concepts are becoming an immersion ‘course’ for all BNC learners, teachers and parents in the BNC ‘system’/community.