International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Maids Training Curriculum and Infant Care in Lusaka Urban, Zambia
Agnes Mando Banda

The purpose of the study was to examine the curriculum used by Maids Training Centres in Lusaka urban in Zambia to train housemaids in infant care. Quantitative and qualitative approaches were used. Interviews, focus group discussions, document analysis, and questionnaires were designed and used to collect data. The findings revealed that the curriculum for training housemaids was verbal and did not include the component of infant care. It was found that maids training centers were not registered; their curriculum not approved by any organization and no quality assurance policy was in place. The study recommends that the curriculum for training housemaids in infant care should be standardized, quality assured and minimum standards for curriculum implementation be put in place. Therefore, it was felt that there was need for government regulation, policy guidelines and monitoring systems in the training process of housemaids in order to enhance infant care.

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