The daycare is located in the heart of the Mathrri slum, where the majority of these families live.
The daycare was established for two reasons:
1) It is a place where mothers who are working or participating in the HIV Intervention or WEEP programs can leave their children during the day.
2) It is a place where the children can be safe, have fun, and receive a daily meal. These are all elements that are important in a child's development.
The daycare provides the children the following:
3 classrooms for children of different ages
Daily classroom activities
Tutoring when school is out of session
Library & nursery
Special events (e.g., plays, painting classes, etc.)
The children are also provided with a hot meal at lunch while attending the daycare
The daycare is a part of Salama School, which houses 75 students from the ages of 3-6 years old. Click HERE to learn more about Salama School.
Check out the video below for a short video of the children at daycare