Home Based Child Care sector Stakeholders pose for a photo during recent workshop

In a pioneering collaboration, the Association of Women in Agriculture Kenya (AWAK) was privileged to participate in a transformative workshop organized by Global Development Incubator (GDI) in partnership with Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN) at the Sapphire Hotel in Mombasa County.

The workshop, held with the objective of convening a County Working Group (CWG) comprising key stakeholders in the Home Based Child Care sector, was instrumental in shaping the design and implementation of innovative interventions aimed at elevating the quality of childcare provided by Home Based Child Care Providers in Mombasa County.

The cornerstone of this initiative lies in the Home Based Child Care Initiative, a pioneering effort with global implications. Envisioning a world where every child receives the care needed to thrive, families have access to affordable and quality child care options enabling them to work, and child care providers are adequately compensated and supported for their invaluable work.

AWAK is poised to play a pivotal role in scaling up its ongoing Women Economic and CARE (WECARE) project through this initiative. The WECARE project, rooted in the principles of Recognizing, Redistributing, Reducing, and Representing Unpaid Care work, aims to empower caregivers with more time for self-sustaining initiatives, such as education, income-generating activities, or leisure.

This strategic collaboration not only aligns with AWAK’s commitment to advancing women’s roles in agriculture but also represents a significant stride toward addressing the vital need for high-quality home-based childcare in Mombasa County. As AWAK continues to champion the cause of women in agriculture, this partnership reinforces our dedication to creating lasting impacts that resonate across communities and generations.

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