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PROJECT OBJECTIVE, OUTCOMES AND STRATEGY

Overall Development Goal

Increase awareness regarding the fundamental right to education, in order to increase literacy rates and encourage active civic participation amongst Pakistani citizens.

Training Manual on Right to Education for Youth

Training Manual

Project objective

Develop a long-term mechanism for citizens’ participation in governance and democratic development by increasing support and awareness for right to education among youth, teachers, and communities at large.

Expected outcomes

  • 1. Improved capacities and mobilization of 750 teachers on the right to education in 15 targeted districts.
  • 2. Active engagement of 750 youth in democratic practices, including policy making, reforms and advocacy in 15 targeted districts.
  • 3. Increased capacities and involvement of key civil society and government stakeholders in advocacy for right to quality free education

Project Strategy – Strategic Approach

Targeting youth, teachers and other stakeholders such as government officials, civil society workers, activists, NGOs, parents and community leaders, this project aims to spread awareness of Article 25 A amongst the general public through trainings and awareness sessions. It will enrol a total of 2000 participants – 750 youths, 750 teachers and 500 other stakeholders (community leaders, government officials, CSOs, NGOs, and parents etc.) – from 15 districts across Pakistan. After awareness sessions regarding the right to education and initial training on enrolling and retaining children in schools, each participant will be expected to pass along the message to their respective peers, classrooms, and/or communities.

After identifying target audience, ITA will provide participants with essential materials for this purpose – e.g. training materials, toolkits, presentations and so on. These training materials will also teach participants in a practical way on retaining students and bringing children who have dropped out back to schools. Through this activity, ITA aims to create a sustainable environment whereby this information will be passed along from our direct beneciaries to indirect beneciaries, making more and more individuals aware and equipped to deal with the education crisis in Pakistan. ITA will initially conduct a total of 30 trainings – 15 for youth and 15 for teachers. Through these 30 trainings, ITA will reach a total of 1, 500 participan (50 participants per training). After the initial training, which will be a Training of Trainer (TOT) workshop, 75 youth and 75 teachers will be selected to volunteer to host trainings with their peers; upon successful completion of a training event, the volunteers will receive a certicate by ITA. Similarly, after teachers have been trained, they too will further train their fellow teachers. These trainings and TOTs will kick start a social movement through which volunteers will raise awareness regarding the right to education as well as tools that can be used to help retain students in schools. This peer to peer education is an integral part of the project and one that allows for effective communication, i.e. participants who have been trained will be more aware of on ground realities in their respective districts and will similarly also know the best possible way of communicating and mobilizing their respective communities.

Simultaneously, ITA will also develop a social media campaign where youth as well as teacher will participate – using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter etc. as tools – to raise awareness and encourage families to send their children to schools. A hashtag will be developed for the purpose of this campaign. Furthermore, these social media pages will also be used as a platform where youth who have participated in the project can share their experiences and stories, encouraging others to follow suit. Furthermore, ITA will also host policy dialogues and round table discussions, which will be used as platforms to develop action plans. Through these dialogues and discussions, ITA will educate stakeholders regarding their duties and responsibilities, as well as hold politicians and government officials responsible for actions or lack thereof.

Beneficiaries and Geographic Scope

This project will be implemented locally across Pakistan in

15 districts

of the

7 regions

. The names of the districts and a map are as follows:

Region Distric
Punjab 1 Bahawalpur 2 Multan 3 Rahim Yar Khan
Sindh 4 Hyderabad 5 Sukkur 6 Matiari
Baluchista 7 Quetta 8 Lasbela 9 Qila Saif Ullah
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 10 Peshawar 11 Mardan 12 Swat
ICT – Islamabad 13 Islamabad
Gilgit – Baltistan 14 Gilgit Baltistan
Azad Jammu & Kashmi 15 Muzzaffarabad
   
   

Scale and Scope

           Age           Sex Socio-
Economic
Level
Sector Intended
Direct
Beneficiaries
Estimated Indirect Beneficiaries
             
Youth 18 – 3 0 Male
and
female
Low to
middle
income
Public and private
sector schools
750 750
(75*10=750)
Teachers
24 – 4 5
Male
and
female
Low to
middle
income
Public and private
sector schools
750 7500
(750*10=7500)
Government
Officials
30 – 5 5 Male
and
female
Low to
middle
income
Federal and provincial
education ministers and departments
200 400 (200*2= 400)
Civil Society
workers, Activists, NGO Workers, community leaders, social workers etc.
30 – 5 5 Male
and
female
Low to
middle
income
Educations 300 700,000 (600,000
parents+ 82,500
Community members
(Youths) + 17500 from
other stakeholders)
Children 5 – 1 6 Male
and
female
Low to
middle
income
Schools 300,000 (40
children/teacher
*7500 teachers)