One of the major issues contributing to poverty is the lack of access to education for underprivileged communities. Many underprivileged children ages 3-5 are left in unsafe environments while parents leave for work. These children do not acquire the adequate skills to start primary education at the age of 5. Even for those who make it, the dropout rate of primary school children is extremely high.
According to the World Bank, early childhood development programs benefit disadvantaged families more by reducing dropout rates, improving cognitive development and school achievement, and reducing social inequality.
In addition, studies conducted by the US-based National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) show that early childhood program increases educational attainment later in school and decreases economic and educational inequality.
In order to break the cycle of poverty in the future, it is essential for these children to have access to programs that can enhance their physical and emotional wellbeing, and establish a safe environment to develop strong cognitive skills so that they are prepared to start primary education.
To provide access to education for these underprivileged children, Spreeha offers the following services:
- Pre-school programs for children ages 3-5
- After-school tutorial support for children ages 6-14
- 3-5-year-old children
- Provide early education
- Learn through play
- Prepare for mainstream primary education
- 5+-year-old children
- Tutoring support
- Reduce dropout
- Placement to mainstream school