Proposed Pathways to Change
Within the world of early childhood development, the foundation focuses on efforts that are child-centered, holistic, and community-based. Our non-profit partners work together with parents, caregivers, and communities to create safe and nurturing environments for children. They prepare children to be ready for primary school. They build organizational and community capacities to provide high quality, effective services and support to children. They seek to protect the rights of the child. Collectively these efforts create a network of nurturing support for young children as they grow and develop.
We seek to learn about and explore new ways to provide quality early childhood development in creative, efficient, cost-effective ways. We want to complement what others are doing in the field and collaborate with others to optimize our resources and foster mutual learning. We value all sectors working together to improve outcomes for children. We are eager to share the work of our grantee partners with others to encourage even greater collaboration in the field.
We have chosen to focus geographically in two areas, the United States, and the Mwanza and Kagera regions in northwestern Tanzania. These environments differ from one another so our programming in each area also differs.
In many rural areas of Africa, there is a dire lack of access to healthcare, primary school and pre-primary schools are scarce, and extreme poverty is an everyday battle. We have chosen to focus on the rural areas of the Mwanza and Kagera Regions of Tanzania. Through our philanthropy, we’ve come to know exceptional leaders in these regions eager to create change for the betterment of children and their community. Learn More →
Community partnerships between universities and early childhood development centers increase exposure between academics, practitioners, and caregivers. These collaborations bring new energy and expertise to bear on the creation of more holistic, integrated, evidence-based approaches to early childhood development education and practice. Learn More →