Strengthening the Capacity of religious women in Early Childhood Development, (SCORE ECD) is a project that promotes holistic development of children. This programme is coordinated by Catholic Relief Services, (CRS) with support from Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and is currently operational in Malawi, Zambia and Kenya. Catholic Relief Services is working through the National Associations of Sister congregations in the ACWECA region.

The First phase of the SCORE ECD project that targeted children from age group of 0-5 years kicked off in 2014 and it was in partnership with 48 congregations from the three countries. This phase particularly delved into building the sisters’ technical capacity, organisational sustainability, networking and learning to expand congregational quality in Early Childhood Development (ECD).

The population served consisted mostly of vulnerable children from 0-5 years, some whom are disabled and/or infected or affected with HIV/AIDS across all dioceses in the three countries and in remote communities