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A head start in Timor-Leste


April 21, 2016
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Simon Nazer
UNICEF
In a remote community in Timor-Leste, a new preschool gives children like Roque and Domingas a place to play and learn. UNICEF and partners are working together to build more preschools throughout the country, so all children will have access to early childhood education. 
 
Early childhood development and education programmes give children the best possible chance to succeed and stay in school, and playing is an integral part of learning and developing, as well as a basic right for every child.
 
Unfortunately, few children in Timor-Leste have a chance to attend preschool, which contributes to difficulties in education later in life, such as dropping out of school.