Which is a noble ideal if we're doing incredible foundation work at an education and social level. We would be well aware of our shortcomings, allocate some blame to apartheid and then have an incredible structure of food security, committed centres for homework and school attendance where a 16 hour day becomes the norm as kids get older, assessments for children gifted differently from academics and allow them their place in the sun and pump our potential tertiary kids with knowledge, study and life skills so that transitioning into university is smoother with a level of financial responsibility for the education provided.
The notion of tertiary education is for critical thinking skills and to foster communities that become self-sustainable.
As a country we need literate adults to turn the curve of dependency and inequality. Good things take time. Great things come from honesty and patience. We need to instill in our children a love of learning: especially reading and the value of repetition, a commitment to completing tasks and pride in achieving knowledge not just from books but life and people.
Adele Pillay - Youth Manager