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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Project location: District Peshawar, Swat and Nowshera

Project start and end dates: January – March 2012

Project description:

The project revolves around a consultative and participatory approach to sensitize and involve relevant stakeholders on the importance of quality ECE and compulsory education to include all left over groups including Afghan refugees. The project emphasizes on laying grounds for devising comprehensive future programs based on inclusiveness, undertaking sector situation assessment and analyzing and mapping of refugee/ local education services and resources. The project aims for strategy formulation, advocacy seminars, preparation and dissemination of advocacy materials (Brochures, charts, banners, pamphlets, etc) and policy dialogue for institutionalization and scaling up of quality basic education (including Early Childhood Education), focusing on disadvantaged and vulnerable, including Afghan children. Project will also include issues of education of Afghan refugees in the education sector situation analysis at the provincial level in Khyber Paktunkhwa (KPK). It would advocate for up-scaling and institutionalization of School Health Programs (SHP) in the country with a focus on vulnerable groups, including Afghan children in Pakistan. This would include training of 120 teachers in Health Education and Health Screening, printing & dissemination of materials (e.g. charts, posters, banners, guidebooks, HSP materials, health screening, materials to improve teaching learning conditions in ECE centers and primary schools as per minimum standard, etc) and seminars on SHP. It also involve institutional upgrading through distribution of minimum standard equipment and teaching learning materials in order to promote inclusion of marginalized and refugee children.