EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & DEVELOPMENT
THEMATIC PROGRAM OVERVIEW
History: In Mozambique, current government early childhood development (ECD) strategies focus on preschools. Likewise, CARE’s initial efforts to provide ECD opportunities to young children also focused on preschools as our entry point into poor rural communities. Unfortunately preschools can only reach a limited number of children each year, and not the vast numbers of vulnerable children nationwide whose parents or caretakers have not had access to information to improve their parenting skills. Although CARE made significant efforts to reach out-of-school children, our school-based approach somewhat limited our ability to meet the developmental needs of the many young children who were not enrolled in preschool.
Recent qualitative research (October 2015) of the Masungkate program indicates that caregivers: use less corporal punishment; have an improved relationships with their children, both men and women play more with their children ; feel more supported and less alone ; are learning life-saving health information and are beginning to apply some of this information by adopting practices such as exclusive breastfeeding.
5 Source: UNICEF 2015
CYCLONE IDAI ONE YEAR ON: SOUTHERN AFRICA STILL DEVASTATED AND VULNERABLE TO CLIMATE SHOCKS
Women and children bore a significant brunt of the disaster, with women and girls reporting a significant increase in their daily chores in the wake of Idai.[CLICK HERE]
MORE THAN 14 MILLION PEOPLE FACING ACUTE HUNGER IN ONE OF THE LARGEST FOOD CRISES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA
Across the Southern Africa region there are now 14.4 million people facing acute levels of hunger, compared to 6 million at the same time in 2018.[CLICK HERE]
Mozambique has enjoyed more than 20 years of strong overall economic growth since the end of its civil war, averaging over 7% per year. [MORE]
CARE Mozambique is a leading international humanitarian and development organization dedicated to defending dignity and eradicating poverty [MORE]
Why work at CARE?A career at CARE Mozambique is truly one-of-a-kind experience. It's more than working for a national and global leader; it's an opportunity to be a part of something that can help bring about lasting change in the world. We're looking for experienced professionals who not only align with our values, but also want to make a difference, develop and inspire others, drive innovative ideas and deliver results. [MORE]
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