Minister of Basic Education Hosts Workshop on Early Childhood Development

Johannesburg, South Africa – The Minister of Basic Education, Mrs. Angie Motshekga, hosted a pivotal two-day workshop focused on Early Childhood Development (ECD). This significant event aimed to gather input and commitments from essential role-players as the education sector moves towards fully implementing the 2030 Strategy for ECD. The workshop sought to galvanize the sector, ensuring uniform delivery and implementation of ECD initiatives nationwide.

Ntataise Programme Director Puleng Motsoeneng participated in the workshop and delivered an insightful presentation on “Civil Society Collaboration for the Successful Implementation of the 2030 ECD Strategy.” Her presentation highlighted the vital role of civil society in driving the ECD agenda and ensuring that strategic objectives are met through collective effort and collaboration.

During her opening speech, Minister Motshekga emphasised the transformative power of ECD, stating, “ECD represents the most important and revolutionary force to change a nation.” This sentiment resonates deeply within the sector, as stakeholders recognise the critical importance of early childhood education in shaping the nation’s future.

The workshop marked a significant step forward in aligning efforts and fostering partnerships among various stakeholders, with the shared goal of enhancing the quality and reach of early childhood education in South Africa.