Guangxi Zhuang Minority Autonomy State, Sichuan province,
Children in vulnerable mountain communities have no chances to go to kindergarten due to a lack of resources – there is no investment in preschool education in these rural, mountainous areas.
The cognitive, emotional and social development of children from vulnerable communities in cities is adversely affected by their difficult economic and social circumstances, as well as a lack of attention to child education, especially early education, by parents.
Aide et Action is responding to these issues by opening Early Childhood Community Schools.
Our goal is to promote the accessibility and quality of preschool education in vulnerable communities, and to improve the understanding of and skills in Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) of the communities.
To achieve this, our activities include:
- Developing a community-based ECCE model by constructing and equipping 4 village kindergartens and 2 child-friendly community centers, and designing specific group activities/courses for children and parents, this to benefit 550 preschool children in vulnerable communities.
- Imparting scientific ECCE and pedagogy knowledge and skills to 100 local teachers and 25 professional volunteers through training.
- Enhancing the ECCE knowledge and skills of 720 parents and improve the awareness of 34,000 community members of ECCE.
China Charities Aid Foundation For Children
Chengdu, Jinjiang Social Organization Development Foundation
Chengdu Civil Bureau
Shanghai United Foundation