Education Program


Strategic Objective: -

  • By project end, equitable access to quality education is expanded to 1,979 out-of-school children (6-13yrs) in Bulahar and Laascidle districts in Sahil region.

Strategic Outcomes: -

  • Increased access to Education schools in Urban and Rural communities.

Actions (Strategies):-

1. Conduct social mobilization campaigns in target districts

2. Develop and disseminate IEC material

3. Establish functional CECs in each of the target schools

4. Support target schools to develop school development plans through CECs

5. Provide five CECs with mini-grants to implement innovative activities in the school development plans

6. Establish Child-to-Child Clubs in each target school

7. Train two teachers per school (1 male, 1 female) as CtC facilitators

8. Procure and distribute learning and recreational materials

9. Conduct joint monitoring visits to the target schools twice a year

The main components of the proposed intervention are as follows:

  • Identification, training and engagement of 4 CEC trainers (2 for each district) to mobilize the community to send their children to school in the target communities/schools. These 4 CECs trainers will roam around the target villages to support CECs for school management plan development, mobilization for higher school enrolment, follow up on retention, dropout and absenteeism in the target schools. The CEC trainers will also support and monitor CECs to manage the mini grants;
  •  Mobilization and enrolment of 1,979 (1,018 girls) OOSC into school;
  •  On-the-job training of 20 Community Education Committees (CECs) leading to formulation of school development plans and innovative proposals for attracting OOSC. The 4 CEC trainers and CtC facilitators (school teachers trained by the project on the CtC approach) will conduct on-the-job training to the CECs
  • Award and support to implement five mini grants to schools with best innovative proposals;
  • Establishment of 20 Child-to-Child (CtC) clubs in 20 target schools;
  • Training for 40 CtC facilitators (2 school teachers from each target school preferably one male one female). The 40 CtC facilitators will supervise peer-to-peer activities advocating for higher enrolment, retention and completion, improved hygiene practices both in school and at home, and child-friendly school environment (tree-planting, latrine management, etc.)
  • Staff from the regional and district education offices (REO and DEO respectively) engage in the joint monitoring in support of CECs