Cape Town Embrace


Opportunity 7

What happens in the home in the first two years after birth largely shapes whether children are still on track by Grade 4. Public services are essential, but not enough, for a child to grow and thrive. ‘Ordinary magic’ – parental love, or the presence of other caring adults in a child’s life and modest […]

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Posted on 3 May 2017

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Opportunity 4

There is strong international evidence that sufficient investment in early childhood development (ECD) can significantly improve national educational, health, social and economic outcomes. This is the time when the building blocks for one’s entire life course are being laid down, and the rate of physical and mental development is at its highest.[1]Heckman J (2006). Skill […]

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Posted on 3 May 2017

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Embracing the Power of Human Solidarity

By Gabeba Gaidien About a year ago I embarked on what is surely one of the most ambitious journeys of my life. In December 2013 my colleagues and I launched a city-wide movement known as Cape Town EMBRACE (funded by the DG Murray Trust). The objective of the initiative is to set up a network […]

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Posted on 14 Oct 2014

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