See the world through a child’s eyes … preschool children have fun in Nepal

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Upendra is one of the children helped by the Nepal Youth Foundation

Child nutrition (Early years), Childcare, Children's welfare after natural disasters, Early childhood development, ​Learning through play (Early years), Safe pregnancy and birth, Teachers and learning

Do we really know what goes on in a young child’s mind? What are they thinking? How do they express themselves? How are they feeling? 

We have a bit of an insight – thanks to some pre-schoolers in Malawi, Mexico, Nepal and Palestine.

As part of Theirworld’s #5for5 campaign, we asked charity and school workers to speak to children and ask them to draw something about their day or their family. 

#5for5 is calling on world leaders to invest in early childhood development. All young children need access to quality care including nutrition, health, learning, play and protection. Having fun, exploring the world and learning through play is a vital part of that.

World leaders are meeting in Germany in July at the G20 Summit to agree their priorities and what they should fund. We need them to prioritise the early years and especially pre-primary education, especially for the poorest and most marginalised children.

Malnutrition in Nepal among the country’s poorest children is still the biggest challenge – which is why charities like the Nepal Youth Foundation believe feeding children as part of their early childhood development (ECD) programmes is essential.

The 2015 earthquake, which devastated many parts of the country, damaged around 14,000 ECD centres – with 5000 completely destroyed. That left more than 250,000 children with no access to early learning programmes.

Anjita Paajuli, of the Nepal Youth Foundation, said the organisation thought Theirworld’s #5for5 campaign was “wonderful” and they were delighted to be involved. The charity provided these pictures and information about children from ages three to four.

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