This change is vital, especially when introduced in the early years of children, from communities with marginal access to health, nutrition and early education. In the long run, it helps to improve economic productivity and social well-being, reduce crime and social dependencies, and boosts the sustainability of a nation’s development.
DHFL Changing Lives Foundation invests in programmes, research and partnerships, to strengthen the ecosystem for a child’s holistic development and growth. Our efforts are focussed on facilitating responsive relationships between children and their caregivers and educators, nurturing core life-skills, and building resilient communities. We strive to strengthen ‘Anganwadis’ or courtyard centres as transformation hubs for the community.
We see an unparallel connect to address global issues of equality and human development, through effective Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) or Early Childhood Development (ECD) programmes.
DHFL Changing Lives Foundation has anchored a non-competing coalition of Early Childhood Care and Education practitioners, foundations, social purpose organisations and enthusiasts, to steer a movement for quality Early Childhood Care and Education.
This report is an attempt to present the immense opportunities available for ideation, discussions and collaborations, that could further the ripple effect towards the sustainable development of children and communities.