World Education is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, and economic and social development programs.

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Early Childhood Development

Although great progress is being made to get children across the developing world into primary school, a large majority of children are not succeeding academically once there, because they do not arrive ready to learn. They lack physical social or emotional development, language skills, or cognitive or general knowledge preparation. Their development in early childhood has not prepared them for school.

Research indicates that children who are exposed to quality learning opportunities in the first six years of life—globally accepted as critical development years—are more likely to remain in school, become economically productive and law-abiding adults, engage in family planning and healthy behaviors, and send their own children to school. Early childhood development (ECD) interventions targeting children from birth to entry into school are proven to be among the most cost-effective approaches for improving outcomes for vulnerable and at-risk children.

World Education promotes the social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development of the child, and makes connections between ECD programs and the community to ensure that vulnerable children receive needed services.

World Education supports existing ECD centers to expand their reach and improve service quality, and creates linkages between ECD providers and others in the community to facilitate collaboration and referrals for vulnerable children and families. Our programs also include development of a nonformal ECD curriculum to bridge the skills and knowledge gap, and helping educators build parent capacity to help their preschool aged children develop school readiness through discovery learning play.
 

Featured Projects

View details: Saving Brains in Lubulini: A Sustainable Model for Early Childhood Stimulation

Saving Brains in Lubulini: A Sustainable Model for Early Childhood Stimulation

Bantwana is providing critical early childhood stimulation training with an integrated set of nutrition, economic, and health interventions to rural, HIV-exposed mother-baby pairs in Swaziland.

View details: Aspire to Maternal and Child Health (ASMI)

Aspire to Maternal and Child Health (ASMI)

The ASMI project will work to improve maternal and child health in cocoa communities in Côte d’Ivoire

View details: Peace Corps Mozambique Literacy Training and Evaluation Services

Peace Corps Mozambique Literacy Training and Evaluation Services

World Education is training Peace Corps Volunteers to teach literacy and set up community libraries, and providing technical assistance in the evaluation of program impact.

 

Features

View details: Influencing Parenting Behavior through Peep and the Big Wide World

Influencing Parenting Behavior through Peep and the Big Wide World

For thousands of Cambodian parents, like 30 year-old Chay Sinoun, interacting with their young children was not considered an educational opportunity.

View details: School Nurse Gives Life-Changing Support to Orphans

School Nurse Gives Life-Changing Support to Orphans

Bantwana Schools Integrated Program (BSIP) trained nurse, Cebsile Msane, addresses the specific needs of children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV and AIDS.

View details: Supporting a Teacher's Dedication to Education

Supporting a Teacher's Dedication to Education

There is no doubt that Ms. Chhoeng Phally of Cambodia's Kamong Cham Province is a dedicated teacher.