Guatemala City, by -AGN- The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund -UNICEF-donated 1,400 playful boxes to the Ministry of Education -Mineduc- to strengthen the Community Centers for Comprehensive Child Development -Cecodii-.
Unicef’s representative, Vincenzo Placco, handed over the equipment to the Minister of Education, Claudia Ruiz, who was accompanied by the vice-ministers of education.
According to Mineduc, the playful boxes will contribute to developing children’s communication, thinking, emotional, artistic, and motor skills who attend Cecodii as part of the Acompáñame a Crecer (Help Me Grow) program.
Cecodii is a space run by the Ministry of Education that seeks to develop early learning. In this regard, the Cecodii provides early stimulation to children from 0 to 4 years of age. They also guide families to ensure the correct development of their children.
According to Mineduc data, these centers serve 46,514 children. All this is part of the Food and Nutritional Security Strategy and the Help Me Grow Program.
The Ministry of Education reported an increase in the number of children served compared to 2019, when 18,740 children were reported.
It also provides care to pregnant women and nursing mothers. At the Cecodii, activities encouraging early learning, health and hygiene, nutrition and food safety, protection, security, understanding, and commitment are promoted.
The Secretariat of Food and Nutritional Security supports the program to provide quality nutritional care.
The actions are developed in compliance with the instructions of President Alejandro Giammattei, who has emphasized his commitment to the population to create opportunities to improve their quality of life.