Abu is one of the children who have graduated from the S.Aid early childhood development (ECD) programme and is now in primary 4.
Before his admission to the ECD centre, Abu used to accompany his father on his daily job as a garbage collector at the market. He sat on his father’s makeshift wheel barrow as they roam the street in search of job. The practice exposed Abu to very unhygienic conditions daily .He also looked malnourished and withdrawn.
Abu was recommended for admission to the ECD centre by an outreach worker. At the centre he had the opportunity to play with other children in a safe environment .He enjoyed nutritious meals daily as well as health checks from the community health nurse. He started and completed the necessary immunization during his time at the centre. The centre also gave Abu a chance to experience appropriate early learning activities provided by trained teachers and care givers.
Today, Abu has successfully integrated into primary school after acquiring relevant social, cognitive and literacy skills at the S.Aid ECD centre.
.Abu enjoys playing football and he said “I will become a big man one day.”