In one district alone, less than 50 percent of pre-school children attend kindergarten. In established community-based schools in this district, we support kindergartens and facilitating government teacher training on curriculum development, lesson planning and child-friendly teaching methods.
In many schools, Child Clubs provide resources from mini-libraries to life skills and leadership training and sports and music activities. Child Club members are supported to provide peer education within their communities. Classrooms have been built, six school latrines have been rehabilitated, 16 school latrines have been constructed and 25 schools have received new playground equipment.
Students are provided school uniforms and supplies, and many now have now have bicycles to help them get to school more easily. ChildFund has also provided blankets and mosquito nets, which prevent sickness and promote continuous school attendance.
“I want to have a new school so that other children can come to study,” says Kador, age 10.