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  • Aga Khan High School, Kampala, Uganda.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • AKF Uganda Madrasa
    The Aga Khan Foundation is assisting in the creation of locally owned early childhood centres in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, fostering rich preschool environments to support children in their most formative years.
    AKDN / Zul Mukhida
  • The Aga Khan Foundation's Madrasa Early Childhood Development programme - Kampala, Uganda.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
  • In the classroom of the Nabweru Moslem Community Nursery School on the outskirts of Kampala, 35 children learn under the guidance of two certificated teachers.
    AKDN / Jean-Luc Ray
  • The Aga Khan Foundation's Madrasa Early Childhood Development programme has grown from a local pre-school involving a few families and teachers to a regional initiative involving hundreds of communities.
    AKDN / Lucas Cuervo Moura
Early Childhood Development

Through its Madrasa Early Childhood Programme (MECP), the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is supporting the creation of locally owned early childhood development centres in Uganda.

Since its inception in 1993, MECP has fostered rich preschool learning environments to support children in their most formative years, increasing the ability of over 20,000 children from marginalised communities to access and succeed in primary and later schooling.

MECP teaches parents and caregivers how to incorporate health, literacy, numeracy, music and play into everyday routines that optimise cognitive, physical, social, emotional and language development. The programme also works to create school management committees, community resource teams and clusters of preschools to facilitate peer learning among teachers and engage communities and families in encouraging early childhood development outside the classroom. MECP supports over 100 community-owned and private preschools across the country.

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In 2018, the Madrasa Early Childhood Development Programme in Uganda, an affiliate of the Aga Khan Foundation, graduated 90 ECD qualified teachers. Above, a teacher trained at the Madrasa Early Childhood Development Institute is using natural materials to help a young child reach their potential.
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