Research shows that the earlier you invest in a child’s development, the more you get back later. Day cares are also an important prerequisite for women to be able to work and create value.
Together with our partners, Partnership for Change has laid the foundation for day care development in Ethiopia over the past 6 years.
After having gained experience from several day care pilots in Addis Ababa, and with a new national day care standard in place, it is now time to scale nationally.
In this connection, a course on the importance of day care was held in May. During the course, the participants received a thorough introduction to the day care sector, with Norway as a model. The participants also visited 4 of the public day cares in Addis Ababa; all supported by Partnership for Change.
Representatives from 12 regions (which are the highest level of sub-national government in Ethiopia) participated.
The course was led by Arni Hole from PfC, who has been working within this field since 2017.
(Picture 1: Gender director Yemsrach at INSA (Information Network Security Agency) and Arni Hole from PfC).
- “This gives me a more holistic perspective to advocate the issue of daycare to the other regional leaders”
- “We are going back and start at least two daycare centers”
- “An eye opening perspective to learn that daycare is not only about children and women. I learned this is a whole industry by itself addressing unemployment, development of the country…”
- “Such rare trainings bring us together as a nation to understand what is very important”