Over the past few days I have been struck by the number of times I have had young women say to me "my dad said I should take the chance/could do it/ must try". Each time these ladies have been faced with a challenge, and based on the courage given them by their fathers, they have stepped up to the plate. Successfully.
And I wonder if these dads recognise the incredible freedom that they have given their daughters?
People development specialists believe the global trend of focusing on health and education of individuals, from a young age, is the best way to equip future workers to handle the pressures of the modern market.
Authorities in Scandinavian countries like Finland have helped to shed light on this aspect of human resource development. In these countries, there is an emphasis on addressing both physical and education needs in children – the rationale being that sound physical conditioning ensures that youngsters are more susceptible and receptive to learning.