Ilifa Insights Issue 2 – Systems change for ECD

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Systems thinking is increasingly being used to tackle challenges in a wide variety of fields such as manufacturing, computing, engineering, information science and conservation. Ilifa has adopted systems thinking in our approach to enhancing access and quality of ECD services in South Africa. Ilifa Phase II (2013-2016) aims to build implementation evidence for ECD services; and identify and explore mechanisms … Read More

Ilifa Labantwana’s Submission on the Draft National ECD Policy

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Ilifa has submitted a number of proposals to the South African Draft National ECD Policy, which was published in the Government Gazette (No. 38558) on 15th March 2015. The Draft ECD Policy is commended for recognising ECD as a public good and for the commitment of the Government of the Republic of South Africa towards building a national ECD system … Read More

Paving the Way to Quality ECD: We Need More ECD Practitioners

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Quality ECD services begin with trained and motivated practitioners. At the moment, skills supply is not meeting demand. In the Eastern Cape alone, the provincial development plan estimates that 30 000 caregivers and educators need to be trained to achieve universal access to ECD services by 2030 but existing colleges are ill-equipped to rise to the challenge. Where do we … Read More

Ilifa Labantwana’s Submission on the Review of the White Paper on Social Development

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The White Paper on Social Development, first published in 1997, provides the framework for the development of a social welfare system that can unlock the potential of every person in SA, especially the most vulnerable and marginalised. The document is currently under review and Ilifa Labantwana has submitted its contribution to the process last week. Our key focus was to … Read More

New innovation fund to catalyse change in early learning in South Africa

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Several national, including Ilifa Labantwana, and international donors have joined forces to establish a new fund to support innovations in early learning in South Africa.  The R15 million fund, called the Innovation Edge, aims to inspire and enable bold new initiatives with the potential to transform early learning access and quality. Details about the Innovation Edge [ HERE ] The … Read More