SECD Seminar Series Training Session May 11 2015
Red River College has partnered over the last six years with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to contextualize the Science of Early Child Development (SECD). From April 20 to 24, a group of 34 people from 16 different countries came together at the Ismaili Centre in Dubai for a one-week training session on using the SECD Seminar Series in their context. The days included reflections on the AKDN SECD journey, exploring new SECD materials, microteaching and ideas for the future. Everyone benefited from sharing and learning from each other.
Mozambique, Inhambane province
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation and its partners in the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), are improving support to young children affected by HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. Through the project, the Aga Khan University – Institute for Human Development (AKF IHD) offers a series of in-person and online seminars and courses in the Science of Early Child Development.
Over the next few years, SECD seminars will take place in Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique in English, Kiswahili and Portuguese. These will be complemented by an online SECD course, which will eventually be part of an accredited degree program through AKU IHD. The courses will reach over 150 professionals implementing programs in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia. To learn more, click here.
SECD featured in MCIC's "We're Making a Difference" video series February 04 2015
As part of their celebration of the 25th International Development Week, The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation has produced five video profiles of innovative Manitobans who are contributing their time and effort in the areas of international development and social justice.
Janet Jamieson, Research Chair of the School of Health Sciences and Community Services, Red River College, was featured as one such Manitoban. Janet and the SECD team are passionate and committed to sharing the knowledge about the vital importance of early child development. Watch the video as Janet describes what SECD really is and how it is being used at home and around the world.
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