Summary: The Chinansi Foundation aims to alleviate human suffering and social injustices by providing hope for socioeconomic development. Chinansi manages the Mwanawanga Early Childhood Development (ECD) project in T/A Msamala, Balaka District. --- The CHINANSI Foundation, with support from the Firelight Foundation, implements the Mwanawanga ECD project in the T/A Msamala, Balaka District. Since the inception of the project, CHINANSI has built the Sawali and Pilitu Community Based Care Centers (CBCC). Currently, the two CBCCs register 257 learners (165 female and 92 male). For children 3- 5 years old, the program takes an integrated approach to ECD programming by addressing issues of livelihood and child protection. For instance, CHINA...
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Description of Scale and Reach
The CHINANSI Foundation implements the Mwanawanga Project (ECD), funded by Firelight Foundation. The project started in 2013 and aims to improve Early Childhood Development. The main project activities include the provision of ECD services and the construction of two ECD centres at Pilitu and Sawali in T/A Sawali in Balaka District. CHINANSI completed the construction of two centers in the same year. Before the construction of the two ECD centers, Pilitu ECD center used a church for its classes while Sawali ECD center used a dilapidated building donated by one of the community members. At that time, the two centers could only register 50 students each. However, since the construction of the two ECD center, over 150 students are registered at each center. Additionally, CHINANSI Foundation has built the capacity of ECD caregiver and CBCC committees through trainings. Currently, both centers own land for agricultural activities and are able to produce teaching and learning materials from local resources. By the end of 2016, CHINANSI Foundation is expecting to provide ECD services to T/A Kachenga in Balaka District, where it will construct another center.