Lesotho’s Early Childhood Care and Development Curriculum Guide
The primary iACT team includes Executive Director Katie-Jay Scott, Dr. Aurelia Di Santo, Christa Leeder, Bethany Robichaud, Divya Arora, and Wa’ad Adam. Kellie Dougal, Felicia Lee and Amy Gilmore provided editing support. This curriculum guide layout was designed by Alkarim Bhalesha and Bethany Robichaud. A special thank-you to Dr. Charlene Ryan for her creative contributions and to Gillian Rossi for contributing curriculum ideas.
Toward the end of January, iACT’s program associate Julia and I traveled to Chad to connect with our teammates living in the Darfuri refugee camps located in the eastern part of the country. We were there for a couple weeks, and the camps we stopped in were Am Nabak, Touloum, Iridimi, Djabal, and Goz Amer. We refer to this trip as “iACT33” because members of the iACT family, starting with our founder Gabriel Stauring, have now gone to Chad 33 times. Gabriel’s first trip was in 2005, and Katie-Jay later joined him for several visits.
By the afternoon, the consensus was encapsulated by what one humanitarian worker in Bangui told us, “This is CAR. It is always high risk.”
Teachers are the most important school-based factor in determining the quality of education.