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In the enclosure : Kenya

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Abstract: The author is editor of the Foundation’s ‘Practice and Reflection in ECD’ and ‘Working Papers in ECD’ series. In this article she reflects on the roles of parents in programmes for young children, as she observed them during a recent working visit to the Foundation-supported Samburu ECD Project in Northern Kenya earlier this year. All the project’s work is based in communities, and is run by community committees, focus groups and so on, thereby having the greatest impact on the families and communities. Among the programmes that it runs are those that focus on health, nutrition, food security, education, water provision, and peace initiatives. The project’s focus on early childhood development (ECD) is relatively new but it now supports a number of ECD programmes. This article describes a ‘typical’ ECD programme – actually an amalgamation of different programmes scattered across a very harsh and isolated part of the country.What the author saw was impressive: parents as initiators, controllers and operators of their children’s ECD programmes; the project as an enabler and facilitator responding to parents’ needs.
Authors: Bouma, J.
Country: Kenya
Category: Practice
End Page: 36
Serial number: 95
ISSN: 1387-9553
Journal: Early Childhood Matters
Keywords: children , aid programmes , family
Language: eng
Organization: Bernard van Leer Foundation
Year: 2000
Region: East Africa
Right: © 2000 Bernard van Leer Foundation
Subject: Culture, Society and Religion
Start Page: 30
Title: In the enclosure : Kenya