Lead for Education Achievement and Progress (LEAP)
Goal: Give children access to early childhood education and improve the quality of primary school education for 140,000 girls and boys in Ethiopia.
CCFC is investing in educational programs that help set younger Ethiopian children up for success in the future. We are training school leaders, teachers, and parents; building and furnishing schools; raising awareness about the value of education for both boys and girls; providing orphans and poor children with the chance to succeed in school; and protecting children from violence.
Saving Brains Project
Goal: In Ethiopia, there are about 11 million children under the age of three. The majority of them don’t receive proper care, resulting in about 44% of children being stunted, and 29%, underweight. The knowledge and skills of parents on child feeding practices and prenatal nutrition is low. There is also little awareness of brain development and early childhood care among rural communities.
This project enables parents to better protect and nurture early brain development during both the prenatal and early childhood periods, improving the health, physical, cognitive, linguistic and socio-emotional development of 3,000 children 0-3 years of age in 2,500 households.