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Mathare ECD Chanuka!

ENHANCING EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, DEVELOPMENT AND CARE OF CHILDREN LIVING IN THE INFORMAL SETTLEMENT OF MATHARE IN NAIROBI.

Implementation period: 2017

Status: Closed

Overall objective:

To increase the access to high quality early childhood education that stimulates the physical, emotional and psycho-social development and holistic care of children living in the informal settlement of Mathare in Nairobi.

Specific objectives

The Specific objective of the project are:

  1. To ensure access to basic ECD infrastructure to children living in the informal settlement of Mathare in Nairobi.
  2. To create an environment that will stimulate the physical, emotional, and psycho-social development of children in 5 ECD centers
  3. To increase access to high quality early childhood development and education that is adjusted to the age and needs of young children.
  4. To increase the knowledge and introduce changes in attitudes and practices of caregivers towards early childhood development and education, child protection, children rights and health of children aged 3-8.
  5. To increase knowledge about importance of ECD among local authorities which will result in higher attendance in ECDs in Mathare.

Main Action

  1. Construction of 3 ECD centers each comprising of classrooms, offices, kitchen, stores and toilets.
  2. Construction of water points in ECD centers in Mathare.
  3. Equipping 7 ECD centers with education materials and toys that will stimulate the development of children.
  4. Training for 20 ECD teachers on early childhood development and education, holistic care and cooperation with caregivers and local authorities.
  5. Regular coaching sessions and reflective meetings for 30 trained teachers.
  6. Seminars about early childhood development, education and holistic care for caregivers. Seminars will be facilitated by ECD teachers and experts involved in the project.
  7. Promotion of early childhood development, education and holistic care among the community members through household visits and distribution of educational leaflets.

Implementing partner

Partners Poland Foundation

Funding partner

Polish Aid