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Pre-school community-led initiative

This idea is aimed at triggering a positive response from parents and guardians to act in a communal set up for the collective good of their children. It involves providing a structure to act as a classroom for kids.No fee is necessary for attendance but parents may donate whatever they can manage, whether money, toys or food or nothing at all.This will send positive message that you are not there for the monetary profits but to help them with their children's development and wellbeing. Ensure everyone understand importance of collective contribution towards the success of the programme. Trained volunteers must be identified within the community to help minding the institution.

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Community leaders must be consulted in order to identify an ideal place for the institution. The leaders may also help in encouraging the people to send their kids to institution instead of keeping them at home.This will give them time to do other things when kids are away, knowing they are in safe hands.

Who will benefit from this idea and where are they located?

This scenario may be ideal for the people of Malawi, especially those living around Zingwangwa, Chimwankhunda, Naperi, and the surrounding areas where the majority are poor with little or no education.

How could you test this idea in a quick and low-cost way right now?

1.Identify a structure to be used as a classroom.
2.Sensitise the public about the importance of pre-school, how the programme will help their kids even if they can't afford to contribute anything.
3.Find volunteers and work out a roster and activities to be undertaken by each one of them according to their competence.

What kind of help would you need to make your idea real?

Expert advice on pre school curriculum development and teaching aids,which must be in line with current education system of Malawi.

Is this an idea that you or your organization would like to take forward?

  • Yes. I am ready and interested in testing this idea and making it real in my community.

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This is a good and clear concept that works well

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