Project Name: Enhancing Access to Quality Education in KP
Project Duration: August to December 2019 (Completed)
From: January 2020 to December 2020 (on going)
Sponsoring Agency: UNHCR
Area: Peshawar Region: Peshawar Charsadda and Nowshera Kohat Region: Kohat, Hangu, Bannu Lakki Marwat and DI Khan)
EAQE Purpose: To ensure Quality Education in Afghan Refugees School.
Outcome 1: Primary education provided or supported in RV’s school.
Outcome 2: Measures to promote girls’ education.
Outcome 3: Measures to improve Access to primary education and inclusion of Afghan children in Public schools.
|S. No||Region Name||Camp Name||School Code|
|1||Kohat||Ghandi Khan Khel||PSB-034|
|2||Peshawar||Jhangir Abad||HBGS 04|
|4||Peshawar||Board Nasirbagh||HBGS 07|
|6||Peshawar||Afghan Colony||HBGS 29|
|11||Peshawar||Tajabad 6||HBGS 35|
|12||Peshawar||Tajabad 14||HBGS 36|
|16||Peshawar||Tajabad 6||HBGS 40|
Opening of bank accounts
IDEA facilitated all 292 active teachers for the opening of their bank accounts.
Till date 272 teacher’s bank accounts have been opened, 11 teacher’s bank accounts are under process, their account opening documents are not yet confirmed by banks Head Offices Karachi.
09 teacher’s bank accounts are not possible because of ACC holders.
In Kohat region we have total of 123 active teachers out of which 121 teachers have opened their bank accounts and 02 teachers accounts are in process.
In Peshawar region we have total of 169 active teachers out of which 151 teachers have opened their banks accounts and 09 teacher’s accounts are in process and 09 are ACC holders.
School Management Committee Meeting
From August to December 2019 IDEA field Education staff have conducted 181 School Management Committee (93 Peshawar Region, 88 Kohat Region).
The SMCs members were encourage and mobilized for ensuring their active participation and engagement for improved enrolment, reduced absenteeism, and completion rate.
All these efforts were made to improve and retain enrolment in schools and address cultural barriers confronting girls’ education.
Community Mobilization Sessions
From August to December 2019 IDEA field Education staff have conducted 231 Community Mobilization sessions.
In these sessions’ 980 male/parents and 550 female/parents had been mobilized and sensitized about the importance of education, especially for;
Increasing girls enrollment, decreasing dropout and long absenteeism and resolving community issues and boosting support to SMCs.
From August to December 2019 IDEA field Education staff have launched the enrollment campaign with the support SMCs and community mobilization sessions.
IDEA have increased the total enrollment from 14074 to 15619 students. (1545 enrollment increased).
The boys enrollment increases form 10577 to 10770. (193 boys enrollment increased.
The girls enrollment has been increased from 3497 to 4849. (1352 girls enrollment increased).
Celebration of International Days in RVs
Total 4 International Days were celebrated
Peshawar Region celebrated the following days.
1. International Children’s Day (November 26, 2019)
2. International Human Rights Day (December 17, 2019)
Kohat Region celebrated the following days.
1. International Children’s Day (November 20, 2019)
2. International Migrants Day (December 20, 2019)
IDEA Distributed 14084 no of books sets to.
Distributed 2738 School bags in Peshawar Region and 2731 in Kohat Region, total 5469 school bags were distributed.
Distributed Floor Mats in all schools
Distributed Students register and Teachers register in all schools
Closing and Merging of Schools
HBGS-15 Lakki Marwat and HBGS-18 Peshawar are closed.
HBGS-01 Ghamkol Kohat Merged with PSG-271 Ghamkol Kohat.
HBGS-014 Gandi Khan Khel Lakki Marwat Merged with PSB-034.
PSB-198 Kata Kani Hngu Handed over to local community.
Issues and Challenges
Transition from Afghani Curriculum to Pakistani Curriculum
Non availability of Books for grade 4 to grade 6 students
Late distribution of books for KG to Grade 3 students
Proof of Residency for Afghan Citizens in Bank Account Opening
Teachers capacity to teach Pakistani Curriculum
Mobility constraint due to limited vehicles in project
Mitigation measures to Overcome Issues and Challenges
Involved DA office, Community Influential and Shura Members in convincing the community and decreasing the strong resistance
Hiring of 41 Volunteer Teachers for starting catch up classes to cover the syllabus before final exam.
Facilitated all teachers in Bank Account Opening and bringing bank official to their schools for thumb verification and documentations.
IDEA staff utilizes their personal vehicles for official field visits.
Hiring of HBGS officer and volunteer teachers
IDEA hired two female HBGS officer and provided them orientation on EAQE Project Activities.
41 Volunteer Teachers are hired for starting Catch Up Classes in both regions.
Volunteer Teachers were oriented on their JDs and Catch Up Classes.
All volunteer teachers are performing their duty in their respective schools