Community-led Education Opportunities in Pakistan (CEOP)





Project Type: 
Education – Community-led education opportunities for deserving children’s
Districts Swat, Manshera, Abbottabad, Battagram, Shangla, Buner, Peshawar , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)
Project Duration: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 to Thursday, December 31, 2020
Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC)
Project Description: 

The principal objective is; Marginalized out of school children, especially girls have access to quality educational opportunities in community supported safe learning environments in Pakistan. The project specific objective shall be to increased girls’ enrolment and reduced drop out ratio in community supported schools across 7 districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province through improved access to education facilities and learning opportunities through community mobilization, capacity building of teachers and improved governance.

This project will be implemented in 7 target districts of Swat, Manshera, Abbottabad, Battagram, Shangla, Buner, Peshawar of province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) for the duration of 24 months (1st of January 2019 until 31st of December 2020); HOPE’87 Pakistan and the Elementary and Secondary Education Foundation (ESEF) are local partners. The proposed project is a scale up of the ECHO/ADC funded project titled “Supporting Education in emergencies in Pakistan (SEEP). The project will directly benefit about 9.867 children (5,920 girls and 3.947 boys) from 2 districts (Swat and Shangla). The project result will also directly benefit 150 communities through improved support to VECs (1,650 members). Additionally, 400 teachers will be given about 7 days training from 7 districts. These includes districts Abbottabad, Battagram, Shangla, Buner, Swat, Manshera and Peshawar therefore, total project beneficiaries will be 11,917 (9.867 children + 1,650 VEC members + 400 teachers = 11,917).
Indirectly, the project will benefit about 95,336 family members of direct beneficiaries (average family size of about 8 persons across 7 districts). The project intervention will not only increase the access to education to out f school children from marginalized families, rather it will also increase the capacity of ESEF to improve upon the learning outcome. This will significantly increase the number of female teachers locally, create a more 'pro-girl' culture within schools, and in the longer term, enable more women to reach more and management levels of education.
The specific project results are:
1. Community led safe and protective Girls Community Schools (non-formal schools) are strengthened and used by out of school girls and boys in marginalized communities across 2 districts (Swat and Manshera) in KPK”.
2. 400 GCS teachers (all female) in 7 districts have increased knowledge and skills to actively apply activity-based learning techniques and multi grade teaching methodologies in classrooms”.