Sprout Care Foundation plans to build a two classroom block to provide free education for children from the poorest of poor families with no access to safe, high quality early childhood education. The school will target children from 3 to 5 years by investing in their early childhood education as the most effective way to break the cycle of poverty. It will lay the foundation for success in school, career and life.
By age 3, a child's brain is already 80% developed; by age 5, a child's brain is already 90% developed. There are 1200 children aged 3 to 5 years from the poorest of poor households in our community identified during the vulnerability assessment. It is evident that these children start school at seven years. Without access to high quality early learning these children are more likely to have poor academic performance, repeat grades, drop out of school and remain in the cycle of poverty.
The project will support community to build preschool that will provide free quality education targeting 100 most vulnerable children whose parents cannot support their preschool education. This will create a safe learning environment and quality interaction that greatly influence exposure and mental development of children in their first five years of life.
The project will provide 100 children from the poorest households with the necessary social, emotional, and cognitive skills that will continue to develop throughout their life. High-quality early childhood education programs will not only prepare children for primary school but also empower parents to influence their children's academic success.