UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) was established in December 1946 (Unicef). It was started by the United Nations to provide necessities such as food, clothing and healthcare to the children in Europe after World War II. In 1953, UNICEF was emerged as an organization that was permanently associated with the United Nations (Unicef). Since then, UNICEF has been helping children all over the world, across 190 countries. It is a well-known organization that champions the rights for children internationally.
After Bussey Family Day Care (BFDC) being in business for over 22 years, the children’s ability to learn as expand in the daycare industry. Throughout the years, BFDC has been involved with a lot of companies that helps to promote developmental learning skills for every child. Therefore, new products for enhancing a child’s language and literacy, critical thinking skills, and use of technology has come apart of their future endeavors for their education. Lakeshore and Kaplan Early Learning Company are two companies that help implement the learning dedication that BFDC creates for every child through their material. Strategy Related Diversification BFDC is opted to pursue a strategy of related diversification with Kaplan and Lakeshore.
INTRODUCTION I chose to do my community service at Mama Fatuma Goodwill Children`s Home because of one main reasons. I had visited the home previously several times and I had an understanding of how the institution works and more importantly the vital role it plays in shaping the lives of the precious children whom it houses. BACKGROUND AND HISTORY The Mama Fatuma Children`s Home was established in 1966 for the disabled and physically impaired children of Nairobi`s suburb of Eastleigh. Shortly after the launch of the initiative, Mama Fatuma Gullam converted the home into a place of refuge for children who were orphans, those whose parents had abandoned them or had passed away due to HIV/AIDS. To meet the needs of the increasing number of abandoned children in streets of Kenya’s capital.
Childhood is protected against exploitation and against moral and material abandonment. ( Art.39(f) ) The state is under an obligation to provide early childhood care and education for the child till the age of 6 years. (Art .45) The state needs to raise the level of nutrition and the standard of living. . ( Art.47 ) The constitution provides for a duty on the parents and guardians to provide the opportunities for education to the child between 6 and 14 years of age.
Based on the work of the other theorist that she had studied Tina Bruce developed ten principles of early childhood education. Principle one The needs of children’s are different to the needs of the adult. Childhood is valuable and should be used to learn how to deal with emotional, physical and social need. Both children and adults learn from each other and they enrich other lives. Montessori believes that childhood is a state that needs to be protected and children should be allowed to develop a specially prepared environment .
The National Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31 each year. The Red Ribbon Week also honors DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, who was murdered because of his commitment to stop drugs. In honor or Camarena’s memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin. Across the country youth, parents, and adults began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of killing and destruction caused by drugs in America and to remember that one person can make a difference. In 1988, the first Red Ribbon Week was celebrated.
Harris (2009) also suggest a modern model of encouragement wherein the role of parental involvement in a children’s educational development is present. Since parental involvement contributes a lot to Western countries, there is ample evidence in supporting the idea that it assists children’s learning academically (Grolnick, Friendly, & Ballas, 2009; Pomerantz & Moorman, 2010). Grove & Fisher (1999), UNECO (2002), and Zindi (2004) believes that parental support is necessary for the legal implementation of any educational change program. In addition, this belief is based on a set of evidences that parents are known to be experts for they are aware of the competences of their children and they have their own parental skills that can supplement their children’s academic and professional skills (UNESCO, 2002; Chakuchichi et al.,
However, Levine (1977) continued to emphasize that a child’s health and survival are the most essential priority and due to that in the affluent countries, many programme have been developed to provide support for disadvantaged families. An example of a parenting support programme in New Zealand known as ‘Ahuru Mowai’. It is a programme set up by the New Zealand Ministry of Social Development in 1991 which aims to equip and educate parents on child rearing practices in the Maori-a culture (Hendricks and Balakrishnan 2005). Some key areas which it focuses on being the oral traditions, rights of children and parents support methods. This programme is offered to parents during pregnancy to when the child turns 3 years
Over two decades since the World Conference on Education for All (WCEFA) in Jomtien, provision of preschool education continues to be an integral part of basic education worldwide. The world community that assembled in Dakar, Senegal, in 2000 for the 10th anniversary of Education for All reaffirmed its commitment to provision of preschool education, whose development was set as the first of the six EFA goals. This commitment is in line with the United Nations Convention on Rights of Children (UNCRC) which recognizes access to quality preschool education an inherent right of all children (UNESCO, 2007). The shift in contemporary educational discourse towards preschool education is anchored on empirical evidence from many countries which support
A discourse on the education as human rights gains international trends and aims to achieve universality of basic education. Promoting education as a means to achieve social justice, literacy and economic progress advances to a global call for policies and actions. This includes World Conference on Education for All (EFA) held in Jomtien, Thailand in 1990 which demands the need to address issues on exclusion of disadvantages and children with special needs to have an equal access to education system (UNESCO, 1990). Following the declaration of EFA, Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action clearly identifies Inclusive Education (IE) as a means of attaining EFA. UNESCO (1994) proclaimed that: Regular schools with this inclusive orientation