Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Synod of Livingstonia Childhood Development Department says it is committed to ensuring that vulnerable children access quality education in early childhood development (ECD) centres Mzimba District.
In an interview, the department’s director Nicholas Mwakasula said through the Roger Federer Foundation, they are championing various interventions to improve the lives and well-being of poor and vulnerable children through promoting access to quality and sustainable ECD services.
“Since January 2019, the foundation has embarked on a new strategy, School Readiness, aimed at supporting children to EFS be ready for schools and schools ready for children,” he said.
Mwakasula said the strategy is aligned with Sustainable Development Goal 4.2 whose focus is ensuring that by 2030 all girls and boys have access to quality ECD and pre-primary education.
He also said the project’s specific objectives include building capacity and enhancing educators’ competency in early learning.
M’mbelwa District community development officer Topsy Kachere commended the synod for implementing the project in the district, saying it will promote ECD education in the district.
“We welcome the project because it is a development that the district has been looking for,” he said.
The six-year project, funded by tennis star Roger Federer, will run from May 2020 to April 2026