Media advisory: Investments in young children a great equaliser
What: Launch of South African Child Gauge 2013
When: 15h30 for 16h00 – 17.00 (followed by light refreshments) Thursday, 10 October 2013
Where: Centre for the Book, 62 Victoria Street, Cape Town
Investments in children’s first years of life can help to reduce widening inequalities in South Africa. Early childhood services, and their long-term benefits for the country, will be featured at the launch of the South African Child Gauge 2013 in Cape Town this Thursday.
Now in its eighth year, the South African Child Gauge serves as an annual barometer of the situation of South Africa’s children. This year’s theme of "Stepping up national development: Prioritising essential services for young children" illustrates how a package of essential services of support for children and their families can improve children’s development and life trajectory – and ultimately that of the nation as a whole.
The launch event will be hosted jointly by the Children’s Institute (CI), University of Cape Town, UNICEF, and the early childhood development programme, Ilifa Labantwana. Speakers include:
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For media liaison, contact:
Charmaine Smith, Communication and Knowledge Manager,
Emma de Villiers, Communication Specialist
Dela Atubra, Communications Manager
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