The Tahderiyyah Program (Integrated Early Childhood Education for 3-5 years old Children in Bangsamoro)
The Tahderiyyah program is another product of BDA and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)’s collaborative efforts to reach children in the conflict-affected areas (CAAs) in Mindanao. It generally aims to facilitate easy access to quality Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) services and Basic Education to the CAAs.
The program was piloted in 2009 and now (Phase 3- 2016-2017) being implemented in 335 schools across six (6) regions (Central Mindanao, Southern Mindanao, Ranaw, Zamboanga Peninsula, Zamboanga and Basilan, and Davao Region.
3 PROJECT COMPONENTS
EDUCATION (Early Childhood Education).It generally aims to upgrade the quality of the Tahderiyyah education, making it more responsive to the educational needs of the Bangsamoro children in the community.
The Tahderiyyah Curriculum creatively blends Universal Values and the principles/science of early childhood care and development, (ECCD) supports the advocacy and mandates of the Education for All (EFA) and the Basic Education Sector Reform Agenda (BESRA) of the Department of Education (DepEd).
CHILD PROTECTION Child Protection (CP). It focuses on ensuring protective and safe environments for children, reinforcing Child Protection launched in Phase 2 and strengthening Community-Based Child Protection Networks (CBCPNs) and Child Protection work established under the same phase of project implementation, while adding new interventions focused on strengthening the protective environment within the classroom (Tahderiyyah or Kindergarten) and home.
WATER, SANITATION, AND HEALTH (WASH). WASH in Tahderiyyah is designed primarily to support the reform component of the overall program. The component is in response to the rights of the children to basic facilities such as toilets, safe drinking water, clean surroundings and basic information on hygiene will contribute to the cognitive development of the students.