Childhood is a period of intense brain development. The capabilities that children develop during this period of growth lay the foundation for school achievement, economic self-sufficiency, responsible adult behaviour and lifelong health. As a result, the experiences in childhood have lifelong consequences.
SAF believes that the ECD approach being taken at the learning centres designed on the three (3) components of Talk, Read and Play present a theory of change that will greatly benefit Uganda’s children in the long run as highlighted by UNESCO (2014).
“Literacy is a basis for lifelong learning and plays a crucial foundational role in the creation of sustainable, prosperous and peaceful societies…Literacy is essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy.