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The theme of International day of the girl child aims to raise awareness for the importance of education and employment of young females and how they can improve their own lives and the world.— The Standard Digital (@StandardKenya) October 11, 2018
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How long you can send your girl children to school; that’s the strongest contraceptive in the world. Those who go to school will likely send their own girl children to school, as they tend to be the primary parent in Africa, with the snowball effect that it then takes about three generations for them to enter the working industry.The caveat is that it’s only from the second generation onwards that they enter the professional job market. So don’t expect the first generation attending school to go on and become doctors.
The more dependents you have, the less opportunity you have to become wealthy, with dependants defined as how many children in the household, how many elderly people living in the house, how well qualified the residents in the house are, and the unemployment rate within the house.
SA is facing an economic dilemma as two of its most dependent population groups - small children and the elderly - are growing, while the number of working people is declining...
The real answer to empowerment in South Africa is to create a system to give support where it matters. Our education system stinks in South Africa. The people that really need it… don’t get the support that they really need.And according to the Daily Vox, “educating Africa’s girl children is more urgent than ever.”
It is poor girls that need our support. They are the most vulnerable. It doesn’t matter what colour they are. It’s not about race. It’s about poor people. We have to make sure they have proper skills, we have to make sure they get world-class skills development. Only then will they participate in the job market.Only then will society truly change, with the vicious cycle becoming a virtuous one.
During my adolescent years, an endless supply of sanitary pads 'magically' appeared in my toiletry cupboard. I had never thought of such things as luxury, but essential, oblivious to the reality that some school girls face...
Jessica Tennant 31 Jan 2018
In light of the annual WEF Gender Gap Report, Ayanda Seboni, group executive of brand, marketing and communications at PPS, shares ways for females to stay relevant and effectively future-proof their careers...
Leigh Andrews 24 Sep 2018
The Zambia Accountability Programme (ZAP) has commissioned a second film titled, ‘Nyamuka Moye', to raise awareness about the barriers girls face in accessing secondary school education in Zambia...
10 Oct 2017
Lebo Mashile on African females as the future of humanity, the importance of having a mentor in the industry and honouring the legacy of Hugh Masekela...
Leigh Andrews 26 Feb 2018
University of Johannesburg