Remarkable women

David Kapp, Belthorn Estate

We see remarkable women

We see remarkable women, says Professor Eric Atmore, Stellenbosch University graduate and he who puts children first.

We see remarkable women every day working with young children and living the Mandela legacy. They do it for long hours with shockingly low pay. They do it for nation building.

We see remarkable women, yet they are few and far between, up the poles where politicians are plying their trade.

We see remarkable women, says Professor Eric Atmore, revealing that less than a third of children under 7 in South Africa get quality pre-school learning (only 30% of our 7 million children under the age of 7 are in a quality learning programme).

He tells us too that we need a policy champion (in cabinet) as the state does not have the political will capacity or money to support its early childhood development programme.

We see remarkable women. Now don’t you?

We see remarkable women. Now what are you going to do?

We see remarkable women. Now what is to be done?

(“Policies need proper backing, prof says,” Southern Suburbs Tatler, April 11)