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Empowering women through education – Professor Liezel Frick – Stellenbosch University

This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Liezel Frick from the Centre for Higher and Adult Education Department of Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education, Stellenbosch University. We discuss knowledge gains from formal, informal and non-formal settings, emphasising the need to learn, re-learn and un-learn to adapt to a changing world. Today, the work environment is characterised by mobility, where people’s careers may span multiple roles across several industries. Covid-19 has been a catalyst of change. We highlight the importance of life-long education amongst girls and women as a transformative empowerment tool to better their lives and those around them.  We note that some gender issues are actually social issues, for example childcare which typically falls under the responsibility of mothers often means women sacrifice their ambitions, if more equitable attitudes and systems were in place both mothers and fathers would be able to contribute more productively to society. Thinking about society, Prof. Frick reminds us to question ourselves about what each of us is doing to leave this world a better place for those that come after us. Tune in for more…

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