LEAPS: A 2-Generation Approach for Early Childhood and Youth Development
In-person and online
In Pakistan, there is inadequate access to Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) for pre-schoolers. In Sindh province, 84% of children do not have access to ECCE. Lack of access and poor quality of programs is compounded by inadequate recruitment, training, and professional development of the early childhood workforce. Simultaneously, demand for training and employment opportunities among Pakistan’s youth is a high priority: 64% of Pakistan’s population is under age 30 years, and nearly one-third of youth aged 15-24 years are not in education, employment, or training, with inequities among female youth and in rural communities. Responding to these challenges, LEAPS is a youth-led ECCE program in which female youth (18-24 years) are trained to deliver high-quality ECCE for children (3.5-5.5 years) in communities without access to ECCE programs. Implemented in 4 districts using a cluster-stepped wedge design, this talk will share the findings from this program on young children and youth.  

Zoom joining link: spi-ox-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/87265622417

Booking required.

(Department of Social Policy and Intervention members do not need to register)
Date: 1 December 2022, 16:00 (Thursday, 8th week, Michaelmas 2022)
Venue: 32-42 Wellington Square (Barnett House), 32-42 Wellington Square OX1 2ER
Venue Details: In-person and online
Speaker: Dr Aisha K. Yousafzai (Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University)
Organising department: Department of Social Policy and Intervention
Organiser: Dr Ben Chrisinger (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: communications@spi.ox.ac.uk
Part of: Michaelmas Term Seminar Series 2022-23
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leaps-a-2-generation-approach-for-early-childhood-and-youth-development-tickets-446021561497
Audience: Public
Editors: Daisy Mallabar, Richard Evans