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ECD Services Compromised in Chiradzulu

Early Childhood Service delivery has been greatly compromised   in Chiradzulu due to among other challenges,  inadequate infrastructure a development which has worried education authorities  in the district .

Early Childhood Development Coordinator for the district,  Friday  Kalaundi disclosed to Zodiak in an interview on Friday that the district has got  about 336 ECD permanent structures out of over 15 000 children requiring such services.

Kalaundi also pointed out there are no adequate care givers in the district saying even the few who are there are also not properly trained.

"In an ideal situation one care giver is supposed to look after 20 children aged between three to five. However in our case,  one care giver is looking  for over 50 children . Most of these lessons are also being conducted either in churches or rented infrastructures. This is really worrisome" he said.

He however pointed out that with support from the  world bank additional 15  early childhood development structures  are being constructed in the district. The world bank is also supporting  training of some additional care givers in the district.

Meanwhile a local civil society organisation in the district, Tiwasunge Community Support Organisation is engaging duty bearers in the district to  find ways of  improving  ECD services  in the district .

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