NECDoL was formed in November 2016 following widespread interest by different personnel providing services to young children aged 0 to 5 years. The Network is a non-profit voluntary association of individuals, organizations and institutions who have come together to pursue the same objectives aimed at the overall well-being of young children.
The network’s Vision is that by 2030, every child in Lesotho from 0 to 5 years old shall have equitable access to well-coordinated quality integrated early childhood services.
Our Mission is that Network will ensure coordination of partners, stakeholders, programs and initiatives aimed at holistic development of children from 0 to 5 years old at national level through research, informed advocacy, resource mobilization, capacity building, partnerships, innovation, monitoring and evaluation of ECD (Early Childhood Development) services and programs to improve the well-being of children in their early years of life.
Coordinate information sharing, linkages and referrals among partners and stakeholders for improved wellbeing of children aged 0-5years.
Conduct research in ECD (Early Childhood Development) and document lessons learned to inform ECD interventions.
Improve the visibility of the Lesotho ECD Network and learn from other networks through membership in the African ECD Network.