Welcome to KIFAD Early Childhood Development Center (ECD)
The Kiyita Family Alliance for Development (KIFAD) opened its Integrated Community ECD Center in 2019 to support families in Banda Parish of Wakiso District.
Early Childhood Development (ECD) is the physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, and emotional development of the child up to the age of 8. In rural areas like Wakiso, poverty results in 46% of these children not attending school, and home life generally involves some form of child labor that inhibits a critical stage in their development. In addition, hundreds of thousands of children are not registered at birth, and the lack of access to health services along with one of the lowest immunization rates in East Africa means many children suffer from malnutrition and poor health.
KIFAD's ECD Center provides a space for children to learn, play, socialize, and grow. Children are also provided with health services and birth registration. Our ultimate goal is to support families in enrolling their children in formal education after attending our center.
"The development of children in the first five years is fundamental for brain development, otherwise they’ll never reach their full potential. We recognize that ECD is critical in every child’s life as it determines the kind of adult they will be in future. If we are ever going to achieve our Vision 2040, we must invest adequately in our children."
Bongole Richard Bob - KIFAD Executive Director