Access for out of school Children to Education and Safe Schools in Pakistan (AcCESS)





Project Type: 
Education – Access for out of school children to education
District Swat, Peshawar, DI Khan, Bannu, Mohmand, Khyber, Bajaur, Orakzai, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)
Project Duration: 
Monday, April 1, 2019 to Tuesday, March 30, 2021
European Commission Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office (ECHO) and Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC)
Project Description: 

The principal objective is to enable children’s access to quality education in ongoing emergencies, other situations of violence and early recovery phases. Project specific objective shall be to enable children’s access to quality education in complex emergencies in Pakistan at pre-primary, primary and lower secondary levels.

The project is resulting in the following changes: expanded access for over 72,531 children (50% girls) currently out of school or at risk of dropping out to a flexible range of learning opportunities; higher transition rates at stages with high drop-out rates; over 868 better quality learning environments; improved learning outcomes for 72,531 children (50% girls), particularly in early grades literacy and numeracy; increased number and effectiveness of 1,020 teachers; more than 7,650 members of school management committees promoting girls education and working to address school safety, strengthened capacity of 50 government staff for school disaster management and education in emergencies; over 510 more engaged communities pursuing local solutions for girls’ education; and proven models for systemic uptake of best practices with methods validated to support the sustainability and expansion of these models beyond the project.

Indirectly, the project will benefit 480,000 people through downstream impact that better educated girls have on communities through raising health levels, providing social services for women at local level, as well as on education, by creating a stronger teacher cohort.

Wider transformative impacts will include: healthier families; improved social/economic status especially for girls; addressing protection and safety concerns for children and education personnel, increased female participation in local governance and community decision-making, as well as creates future female education leaders and managers; and a generation of mothers and communities committed to the education of girls.

The specific project result is:
1. Children affected by humanitarian crises have access to and learn in safe, quality and accredited primary and secondary education.