Promoting and supporting basic education for nomadic children in Puntland
The main purpose of the project is to increase enrollment and retention of children from pastoral and agro-pastoral communities through improved and responsive access opportunities to quality and equitable basic education services in Puntland. This project is fully funded by UNICEF-Somalia.
Purpose of the project
1) Develop and implement a range of models providing effective, relevant and inclusive educational services for pastoralist children in both Somaliland and Puntland.
2) Generate and effectively disseminate a body of analysis on issues and possible options for providing better educational opportunities for pastoralist children at the local level and in the region.
3) Change perceptions, policy and practice among communities, teachers, education authorities, local and national governments, NGOs, development agencies and donors in ways which favor improving pastoralist children’s education.
Results of the nomadic education project
3,200 marginalized and out of school children (50% girls) gained access to basic education through improved and diversified delivery approaches. Given the diverse need of children with various social backgrounds, the project will improve access opportunities through using ABE centers, flexible classes, formal schools coupled with strong social mobilizations among communities and stakeholders. This is based on SC’s proven experience in previous projects.
Result 2: Improved quality of learning environment created for 3200marginalized and out of school children (50% girls). One of the challenges explained above is quality of teaching learning resulting in poor attendance and completion rate. The project will provide technical support to teachers through improved mentor-ship system, training and retraining and establishing cluster centers.
Result 3: Improved educational management (supervision, quality assurance and standards control) by the MOE, REOs, DEOs and CECs: Evaluation reports recommend that there is still need for improving the capacity of key stakeholders including supervisors, head teachers and CEC members as a means to improved quality of teaching learning and effective school management but also to sustain the project gains after projects phase out. To this end, the project will facilitate tailor made trainings to REOs/MoE supervisors and facilitators, CEC members and head teachers in collaboration with the on-going Institutional capacity building project by UNICE and its partners including MoE.
Links for pictures
- Adventist Development and Relief Agency
- Books For Africa
- Counterpart International
- Diakonia, Sweden
- Education Development Center
- International Labour Organization
- National Endowment for Democracy
- State of Minnesota Department of Human Services
- UN Political Office for Somalia
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
- United Nations Population Fund
- World Movement for Democracy