In recognition of Hands to Hearts International’s success in bettering the lives of infants and their caregivers, UNESCO has invited me, as HHI’s Founder and Executive Director, to join its Early Childhood Care & Education Advisory Committee.
UNESCO understands that Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) is an integral part of basic education and represents the foundation and essential step in lifelong learning and in the achievement of Education for All. As part of an effort to strengthen regional capacities and advocate for comprehensive and inclusive ECCE, UNESCO Bangkok develops resources in the form of publications to support evidence-based advocacy and policy advice.
When asked several years ago by a colleague, ” What do you want to do when you grow up?”. My answer was that I wanted to be able to advise and influence the world’s largest agencies in developing programming that will better the lives of millions of children. At the time, I said via UNICEF, but I am more than honored and willing to advise UNESCO.