Margaret’s Story: Building Brighter Futures | Aga Khan Foundation

Building Brighter Futures is a program supporting innovative early child care in the poorest neighborhoods of Nairobi. A partnership funded with a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the program aims to make daycare engaging and meaningful for children at the earliest ages.

Research shows that a child’s earliest years can have a lifelong impact. Providing stimulation like play-based learning for young children from 0 to 3 years old is crucial. Children in low-income families are often at risk of missing that stimulation.

“Our daycare should provide enough space for children to play freely,” says Margaret Gibson, care provider. Her children also get regular visits from a health professional. “When they come to visit, they check on the health, the growth, the development of the child.”

Building Brighter Futures ensures that children get high-quality attention that’s affordable. The program provides teacher training, business development, and more. The project has also made a significant impact nationally by encouraging the Kenyan government to update their early child policy to include an integrated approach and ensure quality standards for all daycare centers.

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