BANGKOK, 24 June 2019 – On the occasion for her 27th birthday, Mai-Davika Hoorne, Friend of UNICEF and prominent Thai actress, highlighted the importance of early childhood development by visiting Nuampradith Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre near Bangkok where she participated in activities – reading, creating crafts and dancing with young children.
During her visit to the centre, Davika met with the teachers to learn how they design learning activities to promote age-appropriate development. The Nuampradit ECD centre is among ECD Demonstration Centres supported by UNICEF and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.
“As a Friend of UNICEF, I’m really happy that I can be part of promoting child rights, including the right to development, and to see firsthand the services the children receive and the activities they engage in at the centre, from eating nutritious meals, to being loved and cared for by the amazing staff, and engaging in lots of playing and reading.” Davika said. “Today, I really want to share my love and happiness with these young children, who really made today very special.”
The first months and years of life present a critical window of opportunity to shape the development of a child’s brain which lays the foundation for lifelong learning. UNICEF has been working with government, private sector, celebrities and influencers to advocate for and support increased investment in early childhood development, through improving quality of ECD centres nationwide, organizing public campaign #EatPlayLove throughout the year, and providing parenting tips to caregivers through the Early Moments Matter on Mobile platform at www.facebook.com/9YangTH
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