Early childhood care and education
The period from birth to eight years old is one of remarkable brain development for children and represents a crucial window of opportunity for education. UNESCO believes early childhood care and education (ECCE) that is truly inclusive is much more than just preparation for primary school. It can be the foundation for emotional wellbeing and learning throughout life and one of the best investments a country can make as it promotes holistic development, gender equality and social cohesion.
Bouba and Zaza teach life skills
This series of motivational books and short animated films for children is a resource for teaching life skills and tackles a range of themes from sexual abuse to protecting the planet. The project is developed by Michel Lafon Education, UNESCO and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa for educators, parents, and the community and designed to form a bridge between school, family, and the local environment. The project focuses on educating children across Africa as part of a global response to COVID-19 and includes animated learning videos, interactive e-books, activity workshops, colouring e-sheets, and learning games available in several languages.
provided pre-primary school teachers with instructions to ensure continuity during pandemic
and 2% of humanitarian funding goes towards providing quality early years services