The programme targets particularly children and youth acknowledging that this particular group is the most vulnerable in society. The programme’s goal is to create a conducive environment for children and young people to access quality education. This will result in:

  1. Increased access to inclusive Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) opportunities for young children
  2. Improved quality of Early Childhood Care and Development programs that protect and promote children’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.
  3. Improved household and community capacity to support and promote Early Childhood Care and Development ECCD)
  4. Young people complete primary and secondary education

Activities include
• Capacity building to local leaders, caregivers and communities to fully participate in early Childhood Development interventions
• Provision of food to Care Centres, one meal per day Promoting girl education, awareness creation on importance of education, advocacy on early marriages and harmful cultural ractices
• YODEP ensure that every child attains and completes primary education, thorough a go back to school initiative to those children who dropout from school due to orphan hood and send them back to school.
• YODEP Provide school fees, and supplies to the needy children orphaned due to HIV/AIDS
• Conduct reflection meetings with parenting group facilitators
• Development of play and learning materials
• Support child driven general assembly
• Conduct Children leaders’ committee training
• Orient infant class teachers on school readiness intervention