Funding Opportunities in Early Childhood Education

Event Details
  • June 6th, Wednesday, 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Breakout Room 324
Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews

Lead Grants Manager Fidelity Asia Pacific Foundation

Session Description

Early Childhood Education (ECE) for 2-5 year olds lays the foundation for a child’s development. However, in many countries ECE falls outside the mandatory education framework, with school attendance becoming compulsory only at 5 or 6 years old.  As a result, ECE is often not covered by public funding, making it unavailable or unaffordable to children from low income families. The challenge for philanthropic funders is to identify and support models which prevent these children falling behind, whilst being replicable at an affordable price point.

The speakers who represent organisations funding high impact ECE programmes in Australia, China, India and S E Asia will share their experiences and learnings.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gaps to provision in China, India, SE Asia and Australia
  • Models to make ECE affordable at scale
  • How can funders direct their efforts and work constructively with other stakeholders to maximise impact?



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