Activities galore, yet space constraints in many ‘anganwadis’ — Deccan Herlard com|Improving Pre-School Education in Nizamuddin Basti

Improving Pre-School Education-Bends and Flows a play for toddlers. Photo: Nizamuddin Renewal org A jigsaw puzzle of human anatomy changes five children’s hands. The younger kids keep themselves engaged with rubber toys. It is slightly past 9.45 am at anganwadi number 1 at A-72, Nizamuddin Basti. One tubelight at the red-and-white-tiled room alienates the dimly-lit…

Aga Khan Nursery School, Mombasa K3 Graduation Day — Coast week com

Coastweek — Graduate students honouring the cake cutting [from left] Aarif Bagha, Tracy Chibet and Sufna Eyob. Looking on are the teachers [from left] Ms. Elizabeth Odhuno, Ms. Halima Ganiko, Ms. Everlyne Bosibori and Ms. Anne Kyengo. Coastweek — The Aga Khan Nursery School Mombasa children and staff celebrated a fun and memorable preschool graduation…

Govt hails Aga Khan on childhood training model — Monitor Co Uganda|The Madrasa early childhood training model is the best in Uganda

Ms Hafiswa Namuyanja Kiwanuka (L) receives a certificate from his Ambassador Mahmood Ahmed who represented the Aga Khan Development Network at Madrasa Early Childhood Development Institute in Kampala last Friday. PHOTO By MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI  In Summary Model. Madarasa Institute commended for being a training model on early childhood development Kampala. The Madrasa early childhood training…

Finding Beauty in Difference|Children Books in Bangladesh on pluralism by AKF and partners — Article and graphics by Fayeka Zabeen Siddiqua on The Daily Star net

Curiosity doesn’t quite capture one’s imagination as it does during childhood. It is the time when children make candid observations, give honest opinions and ask questions, especially when they see something that seems unfamiliar. They master different concepts. Teaching them pluralism and the value of tolerance is thus important so that they don’t judge people…

Aga Khan Foundation Makes Headway in Mali Education Project

December 01, 2015 The Aga Khan Foundation, Plan-Mali, Save the Children and World Vision have collaborated with the Canadian Department of Global Affairs for the Improvement of Access to Quality Education Services Project (PASEQ) to improve access to early childhood development centers and the first cycle of basic education. This three-year program, which began in…

Education: Investment in early childhood development has far-reaching lifelong returns — Opinion by Shafique Sekalala on New Vision Uganda

Investments in nursery schools can improve children’s academic performance in later life and contribute to the overall quality of life in a country. Research has shown that nursery schools, also known as Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes, can foster critical skills, boost the economy and bolster the workforce. Given the prevalence of poverty in Africa…

Aga Khan Foundation to train Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) teachers in Mombasa — HiviSasa.com

Children at an Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) centre. the Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa) has embarked on five-year programme to train ECDE teachers in Mombasa County. [PHOTO/softkenya.com] The Mombasa County government has signed an agreement with the Aga Khan Foundation East Africa (AKF) to train Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) teachers. AKF’s director for…

Tanzania: National policy on early childhood education beckons — IPP Media com

Benedict Missani, Deputy Director for Youth Development in the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children The government is working on an ambitious plan to form a national policy on early childhood education that would partly promote equal children’s rights to early childhood care and education.Benedict Missani, the  Deputy Director for Youth Development in the…

UAE donations help fund school project in Afghanistan — The Nation AE

Children at an early development centre being funded by Dubai Cares, in partnership with Aga Khan Development Network. When work on building 45 and refurbishing another 72 such centres finishes next year, about 4,000 kindergarten-age children will have benefited from the initiative. Courtesy Dubai Cares   Read full news on http://www.thenational.ae/uae/education/uae-donations-help-fund-school-project-in-afghanistan   ->>>>><<<<<-  

“Lessons in pluralism” — Khaleej Times com article about how the Aga Khan Education service is educating one to four years old children in diverse languages at Dubai Ismaili Centre

Sarah Young / 29 July 2013 An early learning childcare centre in Dubai is helping spread the ideals of pluralism and tolerance amongst the new generation, with a two-language focused approach. A little girl is playing with her dolls, while her mother watches. She’s chattering away – to each doll in a different language. Her…

ECED short course: Literacy Development in the Early Years: Integration of Reading and Writing – PTAN Blogspot de

Upcoming ECED short course: Literacy Development in the Early Years: Integration of Reading and Writing    The Aga Khan University – Institute for Educational Development is announcing an exciting short course “Literacy Development in the Early Years: Integration of Reading and Writing”. This course is designed to provide early childhood teachers/ teacher educators/other stakeholders with…

Bangladesh: Need for early childhood care stressed – The Daily Star News

A youngster makes strokes of her brush on a large canvas in a painting programme at Bangladesh Shishu Academy compound in the capital yesterday. Photo: Palash Khan Several child rights activists yesterday advised parents to improve early childhood care and education for proper physical and mental growth of children. The early childhood stage, considered the…

Pakistan: Inter-Provincial Forum on Early Education – PPI News

Islamabad: Presiding over the Inter-Provincial Forum on Early Education, that was jointly organized by UNESCO, UNICEF and Aga Khan foundation, Federal Minister for Professional and Technical Training Mia’n Riaz Hussain Pirzada said, “all of us are worried about education deficit posing challenges from which we cannot steal our glances. This is a fact that 7…

The Aga Khan Early Learning Centre (AKELC) reflects a commitment made by the AKDN to early childhood development

Aga Khan Early Learning Centre, Dubai United Arab Emirates The early years are the most critical in a child’s development.The Centre provides a broad, holistic early childhood education that follows the highest international standards of excellence. The Centre’s bilingual Arabic-English curriculum, taught by competent early childhood educators, is designed to help lay strong foundations for…

Mawlana Hazar Imam attends presidential inauguration in Kyrgyzstan – The Ismaili News

Mawlana Hazar Imam congratulates President Almazbek Atambaev on his official inauguration as President of the Kyrgyz Republic. Photo: Artur Boldjrov Bishkek, 1 December 2011 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Bishkek today for the inauguration of the new President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Almazbek Atambaev. During the visit, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with President Atambaev, as well as former President Roza Otunbaeva, to…