Nigeria ranks 152/187 in the 2014 HDI with key indicators i.e child mortality, nutrition, etc remaining very low. The UBE Act 2004 and National Policy for Integrated Early Child Development ECD, aim to integrate, expand and universalise ECD interventions, yet only 14% of 0-5 years have access to organised childcare (SABER, 2013). While the state is failing to meet its ECD targets, changing economic/social structures are negatively impacting traditional ECD
"Providing supplementary services - such as training, working through groups rather than individuals, or alongside other investments in awareness-raising - has been shown to increase women's direct control over resources (UNDP, 2010)". - Empowering women into sustainable earnings (E-WISE): Financial literacy, business mentoring and business lending. - Training into employment: Opportunities for quality childcare; vocational training in Early Childhood Education (ECD) and entrepreneurial skill
2,700 underprivileged women and young people across the three senatorial districts of Edo State, Nigeria will therefore gain: Financial Literacy, Early Childhood Development knowledge and Domestic Cleaning entrepreneurship skills, also, they will be able to access revolving business lending to start or improve existing businesses. ESWA is committed to empowering women and young people to enable them to work their way out of poverty. ESWA is also keen to work in collaboration with other agencies.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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