Preschools in Sri Lanka
Over 600 children went to preschool in Kalmunai this year in 14 Rose Charities preschools. Many hundred more have access to drop in centres where they can play with other children while their mothers learn about health nutrition and livelihood skills. These children all come from poor villages and 2 years ago their parents had no hope of finding a preschool for them or of finding any help in their daily lives.
Many of these communities now contribute to the running costs of their preschool, through money they have raised in their women’s groups. These groups are set up by Rose to help the women learn business skills and help them with micro-credit loans to start small businesses. Today these women are so proud of their ability to educate their children and contribute to their family income. They all get involved in the annual preschool graduation ceremonies and make wonderful costumes!
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