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The Madrasa Early Childhood Programme
7 mins 05 secs (57.52MB)

In the early 1980s research suggested that it was important that particular attention be paid to the lives of young children, as it had become clear that events during the early years (proper care, health, nutrition and education) provided the foundation for children's later success in school and life.  The Aga Khan Foundation's madrasa early childhood development programme has since grown from a local pre-school involving a few families and teachers to a regional initiative involving  hundreds of communities. The Programme has set in motion a rich cascade of activities and changes far beyond the impacts on individual children and families. These include the creation of locally registered training and resource centres, research and evaluation processes, policy and planning efforts and child advocacy work.  An AKDN film with some footage courtesy of Red River College.

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