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We provide a safe space for the child away from the busy market where the mother works, to allow the mother to have the peace-of-mind to grow her business.

The Early Learning Content Box Project

The Early Learning Content Box Project

Over 17 months, the project engaged kayayei and hawking mothers to design and create early learning content boxes filled with simple handmade manipulatives for children aged 1 to 6 for independent learning through play in a flexible, inclusive, and sustainable manner without using digital technology.

KCC’s 4th Graduation Ceremony

KCC’s 4th Graduation Ceremony

This event marked a momentous occasion for us, as it bore witness to the largest cohort of graduates since the inception of KCC.

Since our establishment in 2016, KCC has been unwavering in its dedication to improving the lives of children in the Madina community, particularly those from low-income backgrounds, including children of Kayayoo mothers and other market workers.

Exploring New Innovations

Exploring New Innovations

In collaboration with a grant organization, Kaya ChildCare is currently testing new ways to engage the mothers and other Kayayoo in the design of childcare solutions for their children, while teaching them new skills for possible job creation.

We hope lessons from this pilot will provide an opportunity for expansion of our ECD content box innovation to 1000s of urban poor kids across Ghana and Africa to be better prepared for school.

Hear from our mothers!

Hear from our mothers!

Fatima's mother, Khadija, too many times experienced the fear that comes from thinking you lost your child. She had to search for her lost 3 year old one too many times in the open market in Madina, Accra. The Madina Market: Read more about the Kayayoo of...

We’re speaking at TEDx ED this June!

We’re speaking at TEDx ED this June!

And our topic is: "The Kayayoo's Child: A square peg in an early education system of round holes" On June 1st, 2019, We have an amazing opportunity to share in the first TEDx Education in Ghana. Early Childhood Education is vital to building our society... And...

First Pediatric Health Screening

First Pediatric Health Screening

On Saturday, 17 December 2016, Kaya Childcare held our very first paediatric health screening for 0 to 5 year old children of the Kayayo women at Madina, Accra. We successfully screened 87 kids aged 0 to 3, and had about 20 mothers still waiting in line...

On a path to empathy: Our first visit

On a path to empathy: Our first visit

On 30th and 31st January, 2016 our core team with help from Nepeti (a fellow faculty at Ashesi University) went to look for and interact with the Madina Kayayoo in their community for the first time. We found about 150 women between ages 15 and 48 and many kids....

Where and how it all started

How did we come to even think of this problem you ask? My sister (Gracelove) and I were driving down the busy market street in Madina, Accra and as usual there were the Kayayoo with their heavy loads and their babies on their backs; working as hard as ever. For...

MasterCard Foundation scholars build toys for Kaya ChildCare

MasterCard Foundation scholars build toys for Kaya ChildCare

A vital part of the MasterCard Foundation scholarship program is the Give Back component — an initiative that gives scholars the opportunity to give back to their communities through volunteering community service as well as other forms of experiential...