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COUNTY, ICS PARTNER TO IMPROVE ECDE EDUCATION

The County Government of Kakamega led by the Chief Officer for Resource Mobilization, Partnerships and Donor Relations Dr. George Barrack Otieno on Thursday February 1, partnered with Investing in Children Societies (ICS) to discuss ways in which to improve quality of Education to Early Children Development Education (ECDE) In Kakamega County.

The ICS implements a Gender transformative and Nurturing Care program that focuses on improving Early Childhood Development outcomes for children aged between 0-3 years born from adolescent parents aged 15-19 years.

The program intends to empower 3000 vulnerable children in Kakamega county; educate 2000 adolescent parents on good child and caregiver practices; and, educate 1000 female and 500 male parents on how to deal with adolescent parents in Kakamega county.

While speaking at the official opening of the workshop, Chief Officer Dr. Barrack Otieno stated that it was important for donor services to be mapped through his office in order to ensure equitable resource allocation for residents of Kakamega county just as stipulated in Governor Fernandes Barasa’s slogan of “Maendeleo na Usawa”. The meeting also brought together eight other Non Governmental organizations working in the child protection sector.

Present in the meeting were Chief Officers George Mukodo, Public Health; Leah Khasandi, Children and Gender services; and, the Gender advisor in the office of the Governor Mrs. Christine Oside. The USAID BORESHA JAMII Deputy Chief of Party Dr. Maureen Mabaria and USAID 4THECHILD OVC Service Delivery Deputy Manager Ms. Jackline Melly were also present.

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