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Little Rock Inclusive Early Childhood Development Centre Intervenes in Early Childhood Education, for the Vulnerable and disabled Children in Kibera Slum. This is the largest slum in sub-Saharan Africa and most of the children have no access to a proper meal a day, Medical care, Education and other necessities. Little Rock begun in the year 2003, as an intervener in Inclusive Early childhood Education with an intention to Provide Kindergarten schooling for children ages 3-8yrs. The centre offers services to five groups of children, Orphans, Infected & affected by HIV, poor and special need children (physically disabled, deaf, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and mentally handicapped). 300 Children attend kindergarten and 389 have transitioned to primary school. They are at the centre from Monday to Saturday and among them 140 are special needs children. The children are taught and trained by 23 qualified early childhood & primary teachers and 20 caregivers.
Little Rock School in Kibera was recently awarded the Good Samaritan Award at the recently held Malaika tribute Awards. The second edition of the annual Malaika Tribute Awards was hosted at the Windsor Golf and Country Club. Daddy Owen, the awards founder, organised a dinner and awards show for his invited guests. The awards seek to mobilise musicians and public figures to create awareness on issues affecting persons with disabilities. The awards also give recognition to the many unsung heroes in the society. The Malaika Tribute plans to nominate awardees at the county level next year. To do this, they have set up a website where anyone could nominate people with disabilities for the award.
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