AVPN September Webinar: Collaborating for Early Childhood Care and Education


India has 164.4 million children (0-6 year) as per Census 2011, and the need for quality childhood care and education is immense. While a lot of innovative work is happening in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) sector in India, it is being done in silos. Hence, the outcomes generated are dispersed and diffused, lacking a maximum impact. There is an immediate need to take stock of the situation and bring together forces, that will work to create synergies for solving the problem.

In this webinar, we heard from AVPN members, DHFL Changing Lives Foundation and Central Square Foundation (CSF), who are working on a systemic level to address ECCE issues.

Through the webinar, Siddhi Lad and Krishnan S:

  • Examined the Early Childhood Education provision landscape in India;
  • Highlighted best systemic practices and approaches for all stakeholders;
  • Explored opportunities for collaboration across platforms driven by DHFL Changing Lives Foundation and CSF.


A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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