Increasing Access to Education for Marginalized Children in Ethiopia
Over the life of the project, an estimated 57,060 OOSC will be given access to a quality primary education, while more than 155,000 will benefit from the improved teaching practices at their schools.
The project will increase enrolment and retention of 57,060 (50% female) primary school-age children in five regions by 2016, improve learning environments in target primary schools and alternative basic education (ABE) centers, and enhance local capacity to support children’s learning.
A total of 1,494 primary school teachers and 747 school principals will receive in-service training and mentoring, while 120 education officers and 5,972 members of School/Center Management Committees will participate in capacity-building activities. Community mobilization and sensitization activities are anticipated to reach more than 228,000 community members. This project will be implemented in 33 woredas (areas) in Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Somali, and Tigray regions; Addis Ababa, Mekelle and Adama cities; and two refugee camps.
Partnerships with the regional education bureaus, the local education offices, local communities and parents constitute the central focus of the project’s sustainability strategy for ensuring OOSC’s continued attendance and transition within the education system.