PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM

Increasing access to early childhood education and care for isolated children.

A pre-school education gives young children the cognitive stimulation, numeracy and literacy skills, and emotional care they need to enter primary school. Without it, according to the World Bank, children are more likely to have a poor academic performance, drop out of school early or miss out on an education altogether.

We therefore work in communities in Malawi and Uganda where vulnerable children do not have access to a pre-school. They may be living in a rural area where one is not available, or due to their economic circumstances, their parents are unable to afford the fees.

Together with three of our partners, we give communities the tools to set up, run and sustain their own pre-schools by:

TRAINING

community volunteers in early learning and childhood development so they can become pre-school teachers.

PROVIDING

materials, such as paint and iron sheets, and organizing classroom, kitchen and toilet facilities to be built with help from the community.

SUPPLYING

stationery, furniture and learning equipment to assist in the children’s development.

TEACHING

parents and community members how to make play equipment from locally sourced and low cost materials.

TRAINING

teachers and community members how to establish and maintain food gardens so the children have a meal every day.

CREATING

Community Committees to oversee and help with the management of the pre-school.

Once built, Pre-Schools become multi-purpose hubs at the heart of a community.
Alongside providing a safe space for children to begin their learning, they are often used for a variety of wider purposes.

THE IMPACT

The physical and psychological health of vulnerable children improves as they are supported in their development.

More children attend and remain in primary school, giving them access to long-term education opportunities.

Parents and guardians are able to work and earn an income with the help of our Village Investors Program (VIP) whilst their children are at pre-school.

OUR REACH

To date, through our Pre-School Program, we have worked with:

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communities to develop the skills to set up, run and sustain their own pre-schools.

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community volunteers, training them as teachers and Pre-School Committee members who work together to manage and run the schools.

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children aged 2-6 years, increasing access to early childhood education and care.

INTERACT WITH THE LIVE DATA FROM OUR PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAM

OUR OTHER PROGRAMS

KIDS' CLUB
PROGRAM

CHILD RIGHTS
PROGRAM

CHILD HEADED
HOUSEHOLDS PROGRAM

STREET WORK
PROGRAM

VOCATIONAL TRAINING
PROGRAM

VILLAGE INVESTORS
PROGRAM

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