A youth owned company, Brav Duk, that specialises in edutainment will this month host the inaugural annual ‘Maun Childcare and Education Expo’ that aims to capacitate entrepreneurs in the childcare space.
The expo is also for the collaboration of community agencies in providing information about resources and services that will assist families in supporting children with special needs as well as raising awareness on issues of child abuse and needs of children living in marginalised communities. The event also caters for children with disability to interact with other children.
Billed for the 29th of July at Big Tree Valley Lodge the expo will be held under the theme, ‘repositioning childcare and education sector to be more inclusive and viable in the 21st century.’ The expo is set to attract about 1000 attendees and will be held in three phases that is a workshop, exhibition and a family fun festival.
The event will attract government agencies that include representatives from the home economics department, ministry of education (pre-primary department), early childhood care centres, children rights advocacy organizations, financial institutions, local stationary companies, textile companies, tertiary institutions, graphic designers, educators, tertiary students and health centers.
Brav Duk company director, Gaolebale Mogodzo who is also a social entrepreneur has highlighted that he was motivated by the gap in the market of childcare and childhood education to initiate the expo.
Mogodzo noted that there is poor infrastructure in preschools and unsafe playgrounds hence the physical planning department will be present to facilitate and give guidance on the proper planning and building of preschool infrastructures.
He added that representatives from the home economics department will cover topics such as licensing requirements and childcare/ preschool management. He added that other licensing departments including the physical planning, building control, environmental health and fire control will also be present to discuss their licensing requirements.
“Through this project I am bringing childcare businesses together in order to help them unite and package their concerns in a single voice,” Mogodzo said.
Mogodzo who is passionate about young children said that he has 10 years of experience in dealing with children and he has over the years been involved in numerous projects that promote fun learning in primary schools and childcare centers.