We empower the refugee community youth with teaching skills to take the lead in educating their young ones. Refugee children can learn better through the ECE program since when they join primary school they can communicate better with the government teacher in English only. Primary teachers use English only to communicate with refugee children and yet refugee children can only speak Kiswahili or French. Therefore YIDA is bridging the gap between primary teachers and refugee children by introducing ECE programs in refugee communities.

 99% of the children who passed through early childhood education complete primary school. There are many impacts of ECE on children’s performance which are reducing poor performance, reducing early school dropout, and preventing early pregnancies and early marriages among year children. On the other hand children with no ECE, only 30% can complete primary school and their perforation is always low 


At YIDA we build ECE learning centres mostly in the Kyaka II refugee settlement.