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Introduction
Key highlights of AA Rwanda’s work experience on Early Childhood
Development(ECD) in Rwanda:
• ECD Components
• Interventions on ECD
• Achievements
• Learning
• Challenges
ECD Components
• Early childhood Development (ECD) Programme provides the following services:
a) Early learning and stimulation
b) Child Health Service
c) Child Growth Monitoring
d) Providing meals and other nutritional services to the child
e) Hygiene and sanitation
f) Child protection services
ECD Programme interventions
• Establish model community childcare Centers to advocate for
scale-up
• Supporting parents with ECD necessary materials
• Capacity building of ECD caregivers and parents’ committees
with knowledge and skills on ECD management and care
giving
• Community sensitization on importance of ECD and the role
of parents in ECD management
• Working with community health workers to provide health
services at the ECD
ECD Programme interventions cont…..
• Supporting parents with monthly stipends for care givers in initial stages
• Advocate for ECD caregivers to be considered as public employees
• Advocacy for establishment of ECDs in all villages
• Work with Community health workers to monitor child growth and nutritional
status at ECDs
Achievements
• AAR has supported communities to establish 4 in Nyanza, 3 in Gisagara and 3
Ruheru in Sothern province. Over 13,000 children (4,391 and 8,469) benefit these
ECDs with quality child development services within the communities
• Parents’ committees were empowered with ECD management skills
• Children have access to safe space to learn and play
• Children are served with nutritious food at ECD
Achievements cont….
• Parents were able to form strong working groups/cooperatives for collective
livelihood initiatives
• Parents engaged in income generating activities supply food and drinks for the
children at ECDs
• Due to community childcare centres, mothers increased time for economic
opportunities
Learnings
• Improved child health and education
• Reduced malnutrition for children
• Childcare helps with reduction of unpaid care work
• Economic growth for parents
• Children have access to safe space to learn and play
Challenges
• Limited resources to reach more communities with support of childcare
center
• Parents with not financial capacity to pay caregivers and provide food for children
at EDCs
• Home-based ECDs are not functioning well due to limited support
• Though Government not paying salaries for all caregivers at all ECDs
PICTURE SECTION
Children in ECD activities.
Pictures section
Children learning/learning
Children learning/learning
Pictures of ECDs
ECD Busasamana ECD Rwabicuma
Picture Section
Children playing Children in rest room
Children events
Children performance during African
child day Sharing drinks after event
During Lunch time at the ECD
Children enjoying drinks Childing having lunch
Capacity trainings on ECD management and
care giving
Training of care givers and ECD
committee
Capacity building on formation of ECD
materials from local items
Child Growth Monitoring at the ECD
“We used to stay home with children before
we get the Early Childhood Development
Centers (ECDs), we could not perform at
work because we were looking after
children quite often. With the ECDs
interventions, we send them there and go
to work. They learn, take porridge and we
return home when the work is done as we
have a hope that our children are taken
care of at ECDs. we are living a better life
when we compare to our past”
•
• Thanks

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PRESENTATION ON ECD -AAR RWANDA.pptx

  • 1.
  • 2. Introduction Key highlights of AA Rwanda’s work experience on Early Childhood Development(ECD) in Rwanda: • ECD Components • Interventions on ECD • Achievements • Learning • Challenges
  • 3. ECD Components • Early childhood Development (ECD) Programme provides the following services: a) Early learning and stimulation b) Child Health Service c) Child Growth Monitoring d) Providing meals and other nutritional services to the child e) Hygiene and sanitation f) Child protection services
  • 4. ECD Programme interventions • Establish model community childcare Centers to advocate for scale-up • Supporting parents with ECD necessary materials • Capacity building of ECD caregivers and parents’ committees with knowledge and skills on ECD management and care giving • Community sensitization on importance of ECD and the role of parents in ECD management • Working with community health workers to provide health services at the ECD
  • 5. ECD Programme interventions cont….. • Supporting parents with monthly stipends for care givers in initial stages • Advocate for ECD caregivers to be considered as public employees • Advocacy for establishment of ECDs in all villages • Work with Community health workers to monitor child growth and nutritional status at ECDs
  • 6. Achievements • AAR has supported communities to establish 4 in Nyanza, 3 in Gisagara and 3 Ruheru in Sothern province. Over 13,000 children (4,391 and 8,469) benefit these ECDs with quality child development services within the communities • Parents’ committees were empowered with ECD management skills • Children have access to safe space to learn and play • Children are served with nutritious food at ECD
  • 7. Achievements cont…. • Parents were able to form strong working groups/cooperatives for collective livelihood initiatives • Parents engaged in income generating activities supply food and drinks for the children at ECDs • Due to community childcare centres, mothers increased time for economic opportunities
  • 8. Learnings • Improved child health and education • Reduced malnutrition for children • Childcare helps with reduction of unpaid care work • Economic growth for parents • Children have access to safe space to learn and play
  • 9. Challenges • Limited resources to reach more communities with support of childcare center • Parents with not financial capacity to pay caregivers and provide food for children at EDCs • Home-based ECDs are not functioning well due to limited support • Though Government not paying salaries for all caregivers at all ECDs
  • 10. PICTURE SECTION Children in ECD activities.
  • 12. Pictures of ECDs ECD Busasamana ECD Rwabicuma
  • 13. Picture Section Children playing Children in rest room
  • 14. Children events Children performance during African child day Sharing drinks after event
  • 15. During Lunch time at the ECD Children enjoying drinks Childing having lunch
  • 16. Capacity trainings on ECD management and care giving Training of care givers and ECD committee Capacity building on formation of ECD materials from local items
  • 18. “We used to stay home with children before we get the Early Childhood Development Centers (ECDs), we could not perform at work because we were looking after children quite often. With the ECDs interventions, we send them there and go to work. They learn, take porridge and we return home when the work is done as we have a hope that our children are taken care of at ECDs. we are living a better life when we compare to our past”