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Sowing the seeds of potential: Teachers Amina Mwitu's story, Part 2

The Madrasa Early Childhood Program helps ensure children receive the "eat, play, and love" their brains need to develop at an early age. In the first part of this series, we spoke with program director Amina Mwitu, based in Mombasa, Kenya, about its benefits for children.

Amina Mwitu, program director of the Madrasa Early Childhood Program.

The Madrasa Program also transforms the lives of the teachers who come through its doors, by training existing and future teachers.

This is the second article of three in the series.

The program addresses the gap in qualified educators with training on practical, hands-on, child-centred approaches that contribute to the child’s holistic development.

But the teacher training doesn’t just benefit the child, it benefits the teacher and their families as well.

“After training and mentorship, these teachers are able to deliver effectively in the classroom,” says Amina, who has been involved in the program for more than 20 years.

“They’re able to engage with the children. They’re happy in what they’re doing. They are earning an income that goes back to support their own families. They have found a profession. Somebody who may be a housewife or a drop-out, all of a sudden has a career in life. For me, that is also very powerful.”

The Madrasa Early Childhood Program is supported by:

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