Introduction

The Roger Federer Foundation set itself the goal to enable children in different countries of Southern Africa access to quality education. But what exactly is meant by the term „education“, what needs to be taught, that can really be applied? Why do some governments have difficulty in understanding the importance of Early Childhood Education? What does it take to ensure that children don’t leave school with no qualifications? Is the international community taking its responsibilities seriously in this regard? Is science looking for answers to these and other questions relating to education?

As a learning and knowledge-based organisation, the Roger Federer Foundation will regularly publish articles about education. The list is not exhaustive, and we make no claim to its completeness, and express no opinions regarding the material presented. However, the Foundation hopes that in providing this new sub-chapter, it will encourage visitors to think about and discuss the topic of education.