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MPs launch global petition to promote early childhood development

It is my absolute pleasure to have Dame Tessa Jowell, MP, as my guest blogger, especially as the topic and petition on promoting early childhood development is very close to my heart and I am an advocate for this campaign. Dame Jowell’s petition mirrors the World Forum in Early Care and Education support of the Millennium Development Goals.  They are aiming to have the Millennium Development Goals featured at their International Conference in Puerto Rico, May 2014.

Dame Jowell writes:

“In July I travelled to Malawi with Ivan Lewis, MP, Labour’s International Development spokesman to learn about how early childhood development programmes were delivered in countries that lack the resources we have in the UK.

Whilst we were there we visited the Chilomoni Resource Centre run by the international NGO […]