The County Department of Youth, Sports, Gender, Social Services, and Inclusivity in Nakuru held a pivotal meeting to discuss the findings of a research study on the impact of daycare facilities in peri-urban areas, particularly focusing on their economic significance for women and youth. The research, conducted by APHRC and KIDOGO under the Grow II initiative, aimed to shed light on the role of these facilities in supporting local communities.
During the meeting, stakeholders also delved into the review of the Nakuru County Child Care Facilities Act and proposed relevant regulations to enhance the effectiveness of childcare services.
Josephine Achieng, the County Executive Committee Member for Youth, Sports, Gender, Social Services, and Inclusivity, emphasized the county’s commitment to creating a conducive environment for “Mamapreneurs” and strengthening Kidogo Early Years Enterprises.
Gladys Kamuren, Chief Officer for Gender, Social Services, and Inclusivity, commended the efforts of the APHRC and KIDOGO teams for their valuable research on child care services in Nakuru.
The meeting was attended by key officials, including Zipporah Ngugi, CECM for Education, ICT, and E-Government, Alice Abuki, Chief Officer for Public Health, representatives from the County Assembly’s Committees on Labour and Social Protection, and Education, among other county officials. This collaborative effort reflects Nakuru County’s dedication to enhancing childcare services for the well-being of its residents.