Child care workers, preschool teachers, teacher assistants, social workers, community health workers, nurses — these are just a sampling of the many women and men who work with our youngest children to ensure their healthy development. We know that these individuals, collectively comprising the early childhood workforce, need to be better supported, but how?Read more
This article was originally published by Rural Reporters
AFON, NIGERIA – One year ago, Prikkle Academy team landed their foot in a community called Afon, in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria, to look into how to mobilize the potential of rural communities for sustainable social good.
What happened a year after has blown every imagination out of steam and has strengthened Prikkle Academy’s belief that the future of millions of youths living in rural communities can get brighter and their awesome dreams can begin to happen.Read more
Lucía walks 30 minutes to the first home. When she arrives, she greets a mother and her son. She is a facilitator, or volunteer home visitor with Cuna Más, a public early childhood development (ECD) program in Peru that runs daycare centers in urban areas and a home visiting service in rural communities, like this one.Read more
The ‘youth bulge’ in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is here, and projections suggest that the high numbers of youth under-30 will not soon abate. Stakeholders from the classroom to the ministry and beyond recognize the urgency these demographics require, and are acting now to support effective investments to better harness the potential of young women and men.Read more
This week Results for Development (R4D) Institute released an extension to its April 2013 report that estimated the economic burden on countries with large populations of out-of-school children (OOSC). “Exclusion from Education” by Milan Thomas with Nicholas Burnett includes up-to-date estimates for 20 low- and middle-income countries, with surprising results. OOSC cost countries anywhere from 1% (Thailand) to 10% (The Gambia) of GDP. The infographic (left) gives a quick snapshot of the remarkable finding.Read more