Mzansi Edge “ECD Talks” (talk 13) Kayin Scholtz

The Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector has been hard hit by the pandemic. If we want to avoid a significant loss in human capital in South Africa, we have to prioritise and protect our youngest children by working together.

In this Mzansi Edge “ECD Talk” with Kayin Scholtz (ECD Resource Hub Manager at DGMT) we explore the power of collaboration within the ECD space and the profound impact we can have on the future of young children when we work together.


Kayin Scholtz trained as a social worker with an honours in policy and management. He has eight years of work experience in the NPO sector focusing on supporting education interventions. In this time, he has helped to develop ECD Programmes with a resource and training organisation, and has helped to participate in establishing a productive ECD community through the Bridge network. In 2015 he was one of the Mail and Guardian’s 200 young South Africans. Kayin currently works as the ECD Resource Hub Manager with the DG Murray Trust where he is responsible for helping to connect and support resourcing in the ECD sector.

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