Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda

by Institute for Rural Education and Development
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Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Build an Early Childhood Education Centre, Uganda
Nov 7, 2018

IREAD One Page Update November

Thank you so much to all our donors. In the short time we've been fundraising we already raised over $300. The support from each and every donor is so valuable. We can't wait to get started on this new project. In the meantime, check out some of the photos from our other schools!

Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs are a highly effective means of strengthening society by ensuring that it's individual members live up to their full potential. 

Children who participate in these programs tend to be more successful later in school, are more competent socially and emotionally and show better verbal, intellectual and physical development than children who are not enrolled in such quality programs.

By 2017 IREAD has built 10 ECD Centres in Northern Pakistan and 6 in Uganda. We have 1475 children attending these 16 centres and have trained 59 ECD teachers.

The centres in Uganda are certified and registered with the Ministry of Education and follow the national ECD curriculum

The centres in Pakistan are monitored by the Aga Khan Education Services and follow their curriculum.

The IREAD field team identifies villages that need an ECD Centre for which they are willing to donate land and elect a Centre Management Committee (CMC) 

IREAD signs a written agreement with the CMC that specifies the amount of unskilled labour and local materials they will provide for the construction of the centre. This ensures that costs are well contained

Collaborating Organizations:

  • The Aga Khan Education Service Pakistan (AKESP)
  • The Aga Khan University’s Professional Development Centre in Chitral (PDCC)
  • Eagle Eye Education Institute (EEEI) - Chitral
  • The Madrassa Early Childhood Program Uganda (MECPU) of the Aga Khan Foundation


Our ECD Centres are focused on our 4 main values. 

Child-focused: Holistic child development focused on evidence-based Early Childhood Development. (ECD).

Accountability: Our donors ensure that all donations are effectively used. We demand accountability from our beneficiaries in the field to ensure our centres are run effectively and efficiently.

Partnerships: With local communities, NGOs, educational centres, students and parents.

Empowerment: IREAD empowers local communities, training them to organize, run and maintain the ECD Centre. Villagers are recruited and trained as ECD teachers and caregivers creating employment and careers. 

We will now be focusing on building our next school in Uganda. 

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Institute for Rural Education and Development

Location: Calgary, AB - Canada
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Institute for Rural Education and Development
Ashley Speirs
Project Leader:
Ashley Speirs
Calgary, AB Canada

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