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 Insights Issue 3 – Our Parenting Lessons

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Nurturance, security, stimulation and love delivered through the parent-child relationship is where early childhood development begins.  The social structures around the parent-child relationship, however, are of profound importance because the support, or in adverse instances – the neglect or hostility – they impart will affect the ability of the primary caregiver to nurture her child, impacting the quality of the relationship … Read More