This third edition of the ZimECDVoice is issued at a time were the world is still compounded by the COVID-19 virus. At the time of writing a new strain of the virus was discovered in South Africa.

This strain is now spreading rapidly across the continent and around the world, posing another threat to our collective survival and wellbeing. Not spared are the livelihoods,

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way of life as we knew it and access to early childhood development for the young children. Regardless of the challenges that we face it is important for stakeholders in the early childhood development sector in Zimbabwe to come together and discuss alternative ways for children to access services.

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…which all required data and internet based connections, a feat accessible to 30% of primary school population in Zimbabwe. Additionally these alternative learning approaches tend to favour the urban and rich widening the education equity gap. ECD experts in Zimbabwe are working tirelessly to have ECD issues included and prioritised in the Education Sector Strategy Plan 2021-2025 and accordingly an ECD Indaba has been planned for 7 and 8 October for this purpose.

This follows various engagements with parliamentarian education committee, civil society intersectoral forums and engagements with senior officials through joint monitoring visits to schools. We appreciate the comments and feedback we received after the launch of our first issue in July 2020. We want to hear from you directly so please feel free to email us at info@zinecda.org with your ideas, suggestions and any ECD related updates you wish to have published in our December issue.

N A I S O N B H U N H U
National Coordinator
Twitter: @naisonbhunhu

 

READ>>>  Issue 3 of Zimbabwe ECD Voice

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