The Global Conference on Care and Education reviews Dubai Cares’ early childhood support efforts
Dubai Cares, a civil society organization officially affiliated with the United Nations Department for Global Communications, recently attended the Global Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education, held November 14-16, 2022 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education, hosted by the Republic of Uzbekistan and organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), aims to promote the right of all children to access early childhood care and quality education Reaffirm commitment to and investment in United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2.4 (SDG 4.2), which calls for ensuring that “all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development and care and pre-primary education to prepare them for primary education are”.
The participation of the UAE – based global humanitarian organization in the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education reflects its long – term commitment to promoting early childhood development as one of the most important aspects of comprehensive child development .
The Foundation has played a prominent role in mobilizing global efforts to promote healthy early childhood development and has invested in a range of interventions and research in the areas of early childhood development (ECD) and early childhood care and education (ECCE) since its inception in 2007. aiming to encourage and facilitate the delivery of quality services Evidence-based quality to young children and their caregivers to support children’s learning and school readiness.
To date, with a total investment of AED155,362,648 ($42,292,813), Dubai Cares has supported a range of early childhood development, care and education programs across 16 countries, positively impacting the lives of more than 4,500,000 beneficiaries to have. The foundation has succeeded in implementing these programs in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Comoros, Gambia, India, Jordan, Kiribati, Laos, Malawi, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Vanuatu.
dr Tariq Mohammed Al Gurg, CEO and Vice Chairman of Dubai Cares said: “The Global Congress on Early Childhood Care and Education represents a historic moment in mobilizing a collective global effort to advance early childhood care and education, which is one of the most important aspects of healthy child development The Dubai Declaration on Early Childhood Development is one of the building blocks of the Tashkent Declaration on Early Childhood Care and Education and clearly reflects the commitment of the UAE and Dubai Cares to continued investment in early child development and early childhood care and education as one of the most effective methods of preparing a respected generation to receive proper care and education during early childhood.
dr Al Gurg participated in a number of sessions, most notably a panel discussion entitled “Towards a Transformative and Future Educational Approach in Early Childhood Care and Lifelong Education” hosted by UNESCO’s International Bureau for Education (IBE-UNESCO) He pointed out that the division within broad educational horizons leads to unequal access to sound early childhood care and education services, which is a barrier to children’s full development. He added that humanitarian institutions and global organizations must provide support and offer interventions that can provide evidence and guidelines for the implementation of innovative, high-quality, and impactful early childhood development, care, and education programs that are implemented efficiently and in a way that responds to the needs, capacities and priorities of the contexts.
dr Al Gurg also pointed out that the first win-win solution for all stakeholders in the education sector is contained in the report “Reshaping Education for Humanity and the Planet” that Dubai Cares recently presented at the Education Transformation Summit during the 77th session of the The United Nations General Assembly in New York calls for the expansion of early childhood development programs to eradicate poverty.
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