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Learning Session with Gates Foundation

Kidogo's CEO/Co-Founder was invited to speak to Melinda Gates in a private learning session to discuss the need for childcare in developing countries, alongside Oriana Bandiera, from the London School of Economics and Ben Leo from Fraym.

 

Sabrina shared the realities of working mothers living in Kenya’s informal settlements, Kidogo’s approach and how childcare is at a tipping point post-pandemic.

Kidogo participated in a Gates Foundation commissioned study on the impacts of COVID-19 on childcare in East Africa. We discussed what we’re seeing on the ground and the various pivots we've had to make to support childcare operators and children.

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Kidogo Shares Insights with The World Bank

Kidogo was requested to contribute our insights on childcare to the Kenya government recovery plan via the World Bank.

We shared information on daycare numbers in informal settlements, how economic conditions for parents have impacted daycares and the importance of pairing clear guidelines with financial incentives during re-openings.

Alongside Hippocampus and aeiotu, Kidogo was invited to share our learnings from COVID with the World Bank' s global education team in a session titled: ‘Early Childhood Education and Childcare During COVID-19: Come hear from the frontlines in Colombia, India and Kenya.

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Kidogo Shared Insights with Aga Khan Foundation

Kidogo shared its experiences and lessons learned using a franchising model to support childcare services with the Aga Khan Foundation’s economic inclusion and education teams, which included over 20 staff members from Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan.

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Kidogo Shares Insights with ECDAN

Kidogo was invited to attend a Global Roundtable on Childcare organized by the Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN). This roundtable brought together leaders of both for-profit and not-for-profit childcare initiatives across low-and middle-income countries.

 

The purpose of the meeting was to do a joint stock-taking of existing initiatives and identify gaps and opportunities for collaboration within existing and new potential activities.