Reinforcement of Parental Practices

  • P Project/Program

Key Information

The Reinforcement of Parental Practices (RPP) project aims to consolidate knowledge acquired during the Community Empowerment Program (CEP) by strengthening the positive early childhood development practices of parents and community members, in an effort to create an environment conducive to child development. In the RPP Module, facilitators share simple techniques that enrich interactions between parents and their young children and which are all linked to children’s basic human rights to education and health. These techniques include speaking to children using a rich and complex vocabulary, asking them questions and helping them respond, playfully copying their behavior, telling them stories, and describing objects in detail to them. By applying the knowledge learned during the RPP, parents and community members can give children an excellent start in their social, linguistic and emotional development. This healthy development will in turn result in improved academic performance and later success in life in general.


Lead Implementing Organization(s)

Years

2013 -

Location(s)

Gambia, The, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal

Partners

Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response

Not changed

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other

  • Early childhood development
  • Other

Skills

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Community sensitization
  • Empowerment

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Community leaders, Fathers, Girls (both in school and out of school), Mothers, Other caregivers, Other community members - female, Other family members, Parent-teacher associations/school management committees, Religious leaders

Age

Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Other

School Level

  • N/A

Other populations reached

  • Community leaders
  • Other community members - male
  • Other family members
  • Religious leaders

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Health and childcare services

  • Maternal and child health services

Life skills education

  • Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills building

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Improved social and emotional learning/skills and mindsets

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Improved maternal, newborn, and/or child health (MNCH)