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Title: The Contribution of Community Based Early Childhood Care and Education Centers in Creating Access and Delivering Quality Education for Orphan and Vulnerable Children: The case of selected ECCE Centers in Addis Ababa
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: DanielDesta (Dr)
Andualem, Tesfaye
Keywords: Education (ECCE) centers
Issue Date: Jul-2014
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The study assessed the contribution of community based early childhood care and education centers in creating access and delivering quality education for orphan and vulnerable children in Addis Ababa. In this research, three community owned Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) centers were selected through purposive sampling techniques. The study sample contained 75 Orphan and Vulnerable Children’s (OVC) parents/ guardians whose children are attending education in the community owned ECCE centers and 36 community owned ECCE center teachers and assistance teachers. All the 75 sample OVCparents/ guardians were selected by using lottery method and ECCE center teachers were selected through random sampling. Data were collected through document review, questionnaire, Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and systematic observation. The quantitative data obtained through questionnaires were analyzed using frequency count and percentage. The data gathered fromdocument review,focus group discussion and systematic observation were used to triangulate with quantitative data. The result indicated that, idders and community based unions beyond their customary role / horizon providing free and affordable ECCE services for orphan and vulnerable children. As indicated in the study, the service provided by community owned ECCE centers enabled children to acquire reading, writing and basic life skills. Even though the centers exert their utmost effort to provide quality and accessible ECCE service, however, different constraints such as absence of adequate technical and material support from concerned government line offices hamper the initiation and enthusiasm of the centers to address more OVC. Finally, based on the major findings it is recommended that the required technical and financial supports should be provided both from concerned line offices and nongovernmental organizations to mitigate the problem.
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