Local celeb mom shares why she cares about early learning in South Africa

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"Early learning forms the foundation for the future success of our children." Photo: Supplied/ Olwethu Leshabane.
"Early learning forms the foundation for the future success of our children." Photo: Supplied/ Olwethu Leshabane.

The Thrive by Five Index recently launched a report that revealed that 65% of South African four-to-five-year-olds fail to meet their age's expected early learning and physical growth standards.

This alarming statistic is a concern because it means many children will start Grade R at a considerable disadvantage, with possible long-term implications for their education.  

The index was initiated by First National Bank (FNB) and Innovation Edge in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education (DBE), and is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and ECD Measure. 

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