Moaning about education? Stop it now! Here’s what you should rather do…

We have developed a culture of blame, instead of a culture of asking what the solutions are.

Dr Robyn Whittaker

Companies, civil organisations, religious groups, retirees, the newly graduated… We all must do our bit to support education, says Head of Stakeholder Engagement at Partners for Possibility Dr Robyn Whittaker.

Whittaker implores all South Africans to support an initiative that improves the quality of our education system.

We have a systemically flawed system, she says. We must work together, with all our might, to save our children’s, and therefore our own, future.

If you want to help; here's a list of organisations that work in education.

John Maytham interviewed Whittaker – listen to the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

Globally, education has moved far beyond governments’ responsibility.

Dr Robyn Whittaker

There’s lots of criticism without people realising the complexities.

Dr Robyn Whittaker

Only about 10% of parents support their own children’s schools.

Dr Robyn Whittaker

Our society has become very negative about education.

Dr Robyn Whittaker
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