All are created equal, but..

At birth, all children are equal. But subsequently, a cocktail of factors ranging from social and economic to political and even geographic, play an important role on how successful each child will be.

A critical building block for this success is the provision of Early Childhood Development (ECD), which involves pre-primary education mainly in the form of a nursery/kindergarten.

Yesterday, an ECD conference in Gaborone heard that only 22 percent of children under the age of six in Botswana have access to this crucial building block. Nursery or kindergarten education is a springboard to Standard One and accelerated achievements throughout the various tiers of the learning experience to employment or self-employment.

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Has life become worthless?

As many wondered what wrong the young boy could have done to end up killed, it emerged that his own cousin was a suspect in the murder after he claimed P50,000 from Botswana Life. Thato Tsametse, who was last week sentenced to death for the murder of his cousin, had reportedly taken out two Mmoloki Funeral Covers valued at P25,000 each.Over the years, the media has been covering the murder case, and some revelation has come up that certain...

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