Posts Tagged as “Zambia

Children forming a circle and joining hands outside in Zambia

Our next phase in early childhood development: diving deeper into quality and expanding to birth-to-3

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Studies show early childhood development (ECD) is critical to a child’s ability to succeed in school and has implications on achievement later in life.  This is especially true for children who have been affected by poverty, violence, and HIV and AIDS.  However, few children have access to quality early childhood services in Africa, especially in rural areas.  Today, less than 12% of African children have access to Early Childhood Care and Education Services.  Over the last few years, Firelight has [...]

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Strengths and challenges faced by parents of young children in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia

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Firelight is working with 18 grassroots organizations in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia to strengthen their programs in early childhood development and their organizational management. Parents and other primary caregivers, and the relationships they establish with their children, are fundamental to children’s lifelong development and well-being. Through Firelight’s Community-Based Early Childhood Development (ECD) initiative, our partners in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia are engaging in a range of strategies to support, empower, and build the capacities of parents and primary caregivers to provide [...]

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Fund: Child Safety Impact Report (infographic)

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You may remember our Fund: Child Safety last year. It closed with $25,000 raised to protect children in four countries in Africa. The Firelight partners involved took on four different strategies and spent the year making an impact. You can read what they did in the Fund Impact Report we just released. Fund: Child Safety and the 79 donors who donated, made many great projects possible including safe parks for children, family support circles promoting child rights and a building where free legal services are provided for vulnerable children. That’s just part of [...]

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Initiative Update: Early Childhood Development

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Firelight is working with 18 grassroots organizations in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia to strengthen their programs in early childhood development and their organizational management. Over the last few months, our early childhood development (ECD) initiative partners from Tanzania, Zambia, and Malawi have been sending us their reports on their 2014 activities and proposals for activities in 2015. While we communicate with our partners throughout the year, the report and proposal process really give us a broader understanding of the activities they [...]

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Initiative Overview: Early Childhood Development

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Firelight is partnering with 18 grassroots organizations in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia that are strengthening their early childhood development programs and organizational management over the course of three years. In communities highly affected by HIV and AIDS, young children face multiple vulnerabilities. Poverty, disease, and inadequate services limit their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development. The 2011 Lancet series on Child Development in Developing Countries showed that reversing the impact of these risk factors on children’s development is possible if interventions [...]

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