Is your support effective? What is the impact of the project?

Project outputs
for 1 community

(we will gradually increase the number of communities)

  • 1 woman with enhanced skills and work habits per year
  • 40 children per year who will participate in the early child development program

Project outcomes
for 1 community

    • 1 family per year will find a sustainable way out of generational poverty

    • Better conditions for long-term development of 40 children

    • Improved kindergarten and school readiness of children

Change / long-term impact

  • Better school results of children living in generational poverty
  • Higher employability/ employment rate/income
  • People from generational poverty standing on their own feet

The return on investment is the highest on every euro invested on early childhood

Several researches demonstrate that the investment in  early childhood development has the highest return for society. Early development of a child multiplies his or her potential for success in school and his or her employability in adulthood. Instead of living a less than fortunate life in poverty, depended on social benefits and various handouts, one can become a successful and fully integrated member of the society, a taxpayer and a contributor. In Slovakia, despite the high return on investment, a form of early childhood development - early intervention is carried out in a limited fashion, with children with physical disabilities.

Interesting studies

The Foundations of Lifelong Health Are Built in Early Childhood (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child) - (PDF) https://46y5eh11fhgw3ve3ytpwxt9r-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Foundations-of-L...

Research on toxic stress and lifelong impact of poverty on physical and mental health (Harvard University) - https://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/the-jpb-research-network-on-toxic-stress/

Summary of 20-years of research on early childhood intervention in Jamaica - https://heckmanequation.org/resource/research-summary-the-jamaican-study/

Evidence for Early Childhood Development Investment (UNICEF) - https://www.unicef.org/earlychildhood/index_69851.html