Dr. Rose Opiyo

Project Principal Investigator 

MMUST’s Inclusive Home-Based Early Learning Project (iHELP)

About the Project

MMUST in collaboration with International Development Research Center, Canada  have launched a pilot project dubbed dubbed MMUST iHELP in Ikolomani, Kakamega County. 

The project focuses in extreme poor areas where most children under 5 years are at risk of health issues and developmental problems.

The project addresses the following four components

  1. Readiness for School
  2. Quality Play Based for all
  3. Responsive and Nurturing Caregiving
  4. Strong capacity of actors for policy actions and active engagement as
Contact Details

Inclusive Home-Based Early Learning (iHELP)

Inclusive Home Based Early Learning Project in Kakamega Kenya, is a community led Inclusive Home based Play based Model of Learning supported jointly by
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

Read more on Inclusive Home-Based Early Learning

The Two -year pilot project seeks to in Increase Early Child Education and Care (ECEC) for Children in Marginalised and Rural families and Communities under the core principles of access relevance and inclusivity.

The Project runs in three countries, Uganda, Kenya and Zimbabwe. The project is Technically Supported by MMUST, Kyambogo University and University of Zimbabwe.

In Kenya, MMUST and the County Government of Kakamega is working with a number of agencies among them: Kenya Institute for Curriculum Development and Kenya Institute of Special Needs as well as other development partners such as who o¬fer technical expertise in development of Caregivers and Community Council manuals for the IHELP programming and capacity building activities .

IHELP seeks to generate policy driven evidence and build unique knowledge exchange platforms based on existing policies and curricula. It aims to advance quality , inclusive early care and stimulation for under 4 year olds. IHELP project recognizes parents families and communities as critical pillars in caregiving and as well that there is ever-expanding number of actors connected in collaborative initiatives and learning networks at national and county level but services for remotes villages in child care and stimulation are still scarce.

This curriculum will be adapted based on a triangulation of Montessori, Kindergarten models and other indigenous content including the Community Based Education Curriculum being used by Sense International (SI) in Uganda. ECCE Implementing partners will spearhead parental support.

Events and Activities