Updated Apr 03, 2020
Devio Arts Centre; now Devio Early Childhood Institute provides innovative and capacity building training programs to upcoming and existing early childhood educators so they can support children's holistic development and learning, especially in their early years. Our work also combines advocacy and community outreach interventions that are helping to combat some systemic inequalities in global early childhood education. https://www.change.org/IntroducesignlanguageinECEhttps://www.devioearlychildhoodinstitute.org/
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Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Education Policy & Finance, Soft or Life Skills, Methods & Learning, Extracurricular or Out-of School Activities, Teacher Development and Training and Social and Behavior ChangeSEE LESS
Ghana and Kenya
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Early childhood care and education(ECCE) is more than preparation for primary school. It aims at the holistic development of a child's social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs in order to build a solid foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing. Quality, Inclusive and accessible ECCE can therefore-nurture caring, capable and responsible future individuals. Even though inclusive early education is fundamental to the developmental stages of every single child on this planet, there is a large deficit in the provision of inclusive early education globally, which has gone unnoticed by governments, schools, educators, civil society organizations and even development partner groups around the world. Also in Africa, especially in countries like Ghana and Kenya, there are not enough early childhood teachers to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all children. Existing ECE teachers are also not well trained with limited access to innovative resources and a strong support network they need to be effective at their job. Additionally, the present early childhood educational systems ; are hostile to offering equal educational opportunities to deaf children and does not foster a great environment to help all children practice and enhance their communication skills.
Our approach is working, we provide solution to the problem we have identified through: a)Recruitment and training of upcoming and existing ECE educators. b)Coaching services to upcoming and existing ECE schools in the regions we work in. c)Advocacy and community outreach programs: we identify common gaps in the overall delivery approach and content of ECE programs worldwide, and lead interventions that demand for change, making sure to involve the right authorities who can bring about the change that we are looking for. Our program content: 1. Our trainees are engaged in play activities to understand and feel the transformative power of play on children's learning, thus encouraging them to be playful when teaching. 2.We use art activities to help educators practice a variety of creative skills, and explore ways of using a holistic learning approach to engage their students. 3. Trainees are also engaged in basic sign language instruction to expand their language of communication, so they can support the communication needs of all children they teach, and provide opportunities for deaf children to access ECE and thrive in their classrooms, this approach is aligned with the United Nations SDG's Goal 4 for equity and accessible education for all. 4. We believe that children should be exposed to tools that would positively influence their future. The use of technology, games and robotics can shape the future of ECE, that is why we use education technology(edtech) to train educators so they become conversant with the best edtech tools they can use to shape the future of learning and potential of their students.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||5,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Nigeria|
|Recruit||2 Board Members|
|New Feature||Read our Founders publication on the Global Partnership for Education Blog: https://www.globalpartnership.org/blog/building-global-momentum-introduce-sign-language-early-childhood-education|
Lily Kudzro is an early childhood education activist and social entrepreneur. In December 2015, she was awarded the Africa prize in Education in Nigeria, and in November 2016, her work with Devio Arts Centre received an endorsement from the Government of Ghana’s Ministry of Creative Arts, Culture and Tourism. Debi Kyte-Hartland is a pedagogical Consultant and Artist Educator(Early Childhood Education). She holds a MA in Education and has worked directly with school leadership and teams in UK
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