Pre-school education is somewhere children aged three to seven are taught before going to school. It serves as a transitional stage from home to the more formal schooling that follows and can transform a child’s attitude and effectiveness for later schooling. It can also provide a safe space for children to grow whilst increasing their learning capacity. It allows them to be happy and healthy in their formative years. The provision of early education also highlights to the families how rewarding and beneficial education can be, leading to a higher level of enrolment in future.
The Daughters of Charity have 13 Kindergarten programs across the whole of Ethiopia, including in Bonga, Bahir Dar, Wolaita Soddo, Dembidollo, Alecu, Maichew, Addis Ababa, Bulbula and Alitena. These services have improved the lives of over 2,000 children, providing a fun space to learn and create whilst giving them a solid foundation for their future education.