More than 100 participants took part in two information seminars about the psycho-social development of young children in Ethiopia. These seminars are an important part of our project-together with Ethiopian partner ESD, to increase the interest among authorities, early childhood care and education practitioners and communities in the psychosocial well-being of children with the ultimate aim of improving the well-being and healthy development of children growing up in difficult circumstances.
The Seminars, which included presentations and group discussions were attended by preschool teachers, school principals, parent representatives, policy makers from health, education and women and children departments as well as lecturers from teacher education colleges and universities. They were a very useful opportunity for adults who make decisions on behalf of children to ask questions about the project.
Over the coming months data will be collected on the psychosocial well-being of more than 1000 five-year-old children in the two project regions using the UPSI-5, which is an easy-to-use tool to measure psycho-social development of large groups of children.
For more information about the project contact ICDI staff member, Margaret Kernan, Team Leader Early Years
This project is being financially supported by Dioraphte.