Why young children require good nutrition and stimulation

By Clara Sanchiz | November 30, 2018
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Positive parenting can make communities thrive

By Clara Sanchiz | November 28, 2018

Research shows that early childhood experiences have a very strong impact on children’s physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. Positive parenting and nurturing care are essential for children during their early years. Bertin is a cocoa farmer in the village of Doubo, in southern Ivory Coast. He and his wife recently received training on positive…

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Ivory Coast launches the Multisectoral Project on Nutrition and Early Childhood Development

By Clara Sanchiz | November 21, 2018

The Ivorian Multisectoral Project on Nutrition and Early Childhood Development was launched in November 2018 with the support of The Power of Nutrition, the World Bank, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and TRECC. One of the challenges to tackle: one in four Ivorian children are stunted. Header image: Flickr/xiaozhuli CC-BY-NC

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Cocoa company Touton joins TRECC to boost early childhood development in Ivory Coast

By Clara Sanchiz | November 19, 2018

Touton will work in partnership with TRECC to improve the development and well-being of young children in cocoa-growing communities in Ivory Coast. With this new partnership, Touton became the 11th company to join TRECC following Barry Callebaut, Blommer, Cargill, Cémoi, Caboz, The Hershey Company, Mars, Mondelēz International, Nestlé and Tony’s Chocolonely. Farmers who provide cocoa…

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Hands-on and playful learning: this is Zambia’s education revolution

By Clara Sanchiz | October 30, 2018

For those of us working to improve quality of education, few things are more inspiring than watching children truly enjoy their time in a classroom and learn. Last month I had the chance to visit Zambia, where the government is participating in a transformation of teaching by applying innovative methodologies to boost children’s literacy and…

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We need a new education system

By Clara Sanchiz | October 9, 2018

In sub-Saharan Africa, 88% of school-age children do not achieve minimum proficiency levels in reading. Despite improved access to schools, children who make the effort to study for years are learning very little and they are unable to reach their full potential. The current education system is failing kids, their families and society at large.…

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TRECC sponsors State of Education in Africa Conference

By Clara Sanchiz | October 9, 2018

TRECC is sponsoring the State of Education in Africa Conference 2018 taking place in Abidjan on 9-10 October. This platform promotes innovation and solution-driven conversations to increase the relevance of the African education landscape.

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New study provides evidence on cocoa communities and households

By Clara Sanchiz | September 20, 2018

Dutch organization KIT Royal Tropical Institute is publishing a major study supported by TRECC aiming to contribute to the cocoa sector’s body of knowledge. The data for the study was obtained through families in cocoa-growing regions in Ghana and Ivory Coast.

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TRECC supports a study for effective public resource allocation for education in Ivory Coast

By Clara Sanchiz | August 9, 2018

As part of its strategy to strengthen education access, fairness, and quality, the Ivorian government has committed to strengthening the effectiveness of funding mechanisms at private secondary schools. A study financed by TRECC provides essential data to steer government policies in this area.

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