A child-care open learning programme in Uganda

These Notes provide a brief report of the early stages of a project providing open and distance training to people working with children in residential-care institutions; the Child Care Open Learning Programme in Uganda, developed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and Save the Children Fund (UK). The author discusses the outcomes and lessons learned. The Programme demonstrates that distance learning can be a cost-effective way of building skills among those traditionally disadvantaged in this respect, and hence improve child-care.