​Better Way Highlights the Innovative Support of its Networks at International Conference

​Better Way Highlights the Innovative Support of its Networks at International Conference
At Better Way Foundation, we work with non-profit partners to create networks of nurturing support for young children as they grow and develop. We recently shared the benefits of these networks with more than 400 advocates for children from more than 40 countries at the Association for Childhood Education International’s (ACEI) Global Summit on Childhood in San José, Costa Rica. Participants gathered to consider the current state of childhood and how it shapes the future, exploring the theme of “Creating a Better World for Children and Youth through Sustainability, Social Innovation and Synergy.”

ACEI is a global community of educators and advocates, founded in 1946, which unites knowledge, experience and perspectives in order to exchange information, explore innovation and advocate for children. ACEI supports and advocates for access to education, equity in educational settings, quality educational content and the child’s right to education.

Better Way Foundation staff members Andreas Hipple and Mark Guy were selected to present on “Building Collaborative Networks for Children—Lessons from Tanzania and American Indian Reservations.” The well-attended presentation highlighted Better Way’s evidence-based approach to building and supporting networks of partners across diverse settings for improved knowledge sharing and program delivery. The presentation also discussed how Better Way has addressed cultural and capacity challenges and incorporated key learnings into its network development work.

Better Way staff were also able to meet new international colleagues active in the early childhood development (ECD) sector, including Nigerian and Zimbabwean colleagues connected to the Foundation’s support of the ECD Virtual University operated by the University of Victoria. The summit was a valuable opportunity to share, learn and expand the Better Way network. To learn more about how Better Way is working to promote networks, contact us.