Monday, June 17, 2019

Implementing quality and holistic early learning programs in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Project Title:

Development and systemisation of effective models of early childhood care  and education in underserved rural communities of Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Project Objective:

The project contributes to quality, holistic and lifelong Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) for children between 0 and 8 years of age in underserved rural areas in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Project Outcomes

The physical, socio-emotional and cognitive development of 6,995 children between 0 and 8 years of age in 5 rural communities (2 in Zimbabwe, 3 in Mozambique) is secured and innovative, holistic and scalable models of rural ECCE are applied in the project communities

Project Duration: 3 Years

By Project End:

§  4,730 children aged 0-7 years would have received regular health screenings, a varied meal per day and access to clean drinking water throughout the school year.

§  1,080 parents/caregivers and community volunteers would have improved their parenting skills
§  Access to child-friendly, inclusive ECCE care, which takes current standards and curricula into account, would have been established in the 5 project communities

§  Two local implementing organizations Nhaka Foundation (Zimbabwe) and Wona Sanana (Mozambique) and staff  would have improved their knowledge and skills in managing complex projects as well as their technical knowledge and skills in child protection, child rights, nutrition, working with disabled children, advocacy and assessment tools.

Team Nhaka 2019