Working at UNICEF for the past 18 months has proved a constructive experience. Being part of the Communication Team exposed me, firsthand, to how successful media campaigns and strong messaging can deliver a positive impact on communities, partners and eventually children.
While I usually work fulltime in UNICEF Lebanon country office, last month I went on my first field visit to witness children learning through a UNICEF-funded education programme. The experience highlighted to just how accurately UNICEF’s ECE programme meets these childrens’ needs.
Early Childhood Education (ECE) is a learning package focused on providing structured play and learning opportunities – it is designed to improve the quality and access to education for children aged between 3 and 5 years old.
Funded jointly by the Governments of Canada and Australia and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), with the support of UNICEF Lebanon the AVSI Foundation implements the ECE programme and builds the capacities of children through engaging, interactive and creative approaches. Within the programme, children learn how to read, write, and also work with numbers.