The women of Starting Chance work tirelessly to create learning environments where pre-school children are nurtured and educated. Women make up more than 90 percent of the workforce in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector. They are transforming our nation and we are incredibly inspired by their strength and commitment. We’ve asked some of our pre-school educators to share their stories and words of wisdom.



“We must be united. Where there is unity there is love. Where there is love, there is understanding of each other. And when you are united nobody can split you. If we act, we act together.I always sayView info


Education is very important. If I didn't go to school how could I upgrade my crèche? I’m still studying and I gain a lot, you can't do anything if you don't have someone to teach you the things you doView info


I love to see the preschool children graduating to go to school. Some of the children that we are teaching are now working or are in the universities. Some of the schools phoned us when our children sView info


Every soul that is on earth came from a woman. The whole nation depends on women. If women are just sitting and doing nothing, there won’t be any change. There won’t be any progress; nothing will happView info


My husband got a brain tumour. It was so painful at that time. But it made me strong, because he always said, ‘You know I’m 100% supportive of whatever you are doing, so you have to be strong.’ At thaView info

Words of Wisdom