Local Advocacy in Education Project

Local Advocacy in Education Project

From: Jan 21, 2018 - To: Sep 30, 2020

Project Description:

Program Goal: Quality, safe and inclusive education is accessible for children aged 3-9 in WVIN programme areas.
The goal encapsulates the primary driver of the TP being improved quality of learning opportunity through ECED and Grade 1 – 3, particularly to build foundational skills of literacy, a key driver for children being educated for life. This focus complemented by measurement of learning achievement will help identify where schools are failing to meet their commitments to children, enabling WVIN to formulate appropriate action to expand impact on children’s reading / literacy outcomes. The TP design is intended to be inclusive, ensuring the most marginalized children in WVIN programme areas access an additional boost that enables them to share equitably in the outcomes of this TP.
Objective: Increased accountability of sub-national education structures to improve quality education provision in schools
The primary objective of CVA in the education TP is to increase dialogue and accountability between three groups; ordinary citizens, public service providers and government officials (political and administration) to improve the quality of education in schools. Linking the key aspects of the CVA project model with the overall objective of increasing access to quality education, the following high level objectives for including CVA in the education TP have been identified:
a) Empowered and mobilized citizens for supporting improved and equitable learning outcomes for children.
b) Individuals and community groups’ representative engaged in local political participation, particularly at school & VDC levels
c) Communities seek action which results in improved governance for schools
d) Citizens influence policy implementation for improved education service delivery
Major interventions:
• Enable community engagement and raise awareness on education policy and children’s learning

• Support community groups to form action plans based on results of the monitoring of scorecard
• Train local authorities (SMCs, VEC, District Resource Person) and strengthen them to support
quality education provision
• Utilize education networks within districts strengthen education services and implementation of
policy linked to children’s learning

Location / Districts

Panchdewal Binayak Municipality, Kamalbazar Municipaliity, Sanfebagar Municiality and Mellekh Rural municipality Achham

Funding Source

World Vision International Nepal

Traget Group

This project will intensively engage an estimated XXX children (girls and boys) through this project, during this project period of FY18-FY20. The project will focus on reaching the most vulnerable children and schools as well as balancing targeting to maximize the number of children reached. A total of XXX target schools will be selected from among the XXX schools within WVIN program impact area. As assessment of total schools will be conducted to inform the selection. The selection criteria include key indicators such as School located in the MVC clusters, schools running up-to basic level (having at least up to grade 5), Schools having higher number of children in grade 1-3 (at least 20 in each grade), School having high number of registered children, Schools with high dropout rate, Schools with low learning achievement rate in Nepali of grade 3 children, Schools with high percentage of children with disabilities, Schools having poor wash facilities (including hand washing station, separate toilets for girls, waste bin, foot print and nudges), School which are prone to hazards, School not having SBDRM Plan, School not having non-structural mitigation. Key target beneficiaries are Children, will benefit through improved literacy and safer learning environments, Most vulnerable children, especially girls and excluded castes aged, will benefit from more equitable practices and learning results within the classroom, School Management Committees, will benefit through training, coaching and capacity building, as well as improvements in government services achieved through the CVA process, Parents, will benefit through improved capacity to facilitate learning for their children, awareness about the importance of education, and empowerment to advocate with government for improved service delivery through the CVA process. Specific attention will be given to ensuring that most vulnerable children (MVC) are benefited from project. MVC include: Out of school children; Low caste & minorities; Children attending a school vulnerable to multi-hazards. MVC will be identified in conjunction with Education authorities and communities, during the annual enrollment campaign.

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