Social Accountability for Learning & Right to Education
Mobilization of Youth for Social accountability for Learning & Right to Education
Overall Development Goal
The project focuses on building upon the work that has been undertaken through the ITA’s partnerships with youth as Education Youth Ambassadors giving voice to our youth on serious dimensions pertaining to Right to Education Article 25 A and its implementation at the district and country levels.
- Building social accountability forums in selected district-union council level across strategic groups by sharing evidence on Right to Education (RTE) and SDG 4 themes; viz. learning (SDG 4.1.1) ECE (SDG 4.2) citizenship (SDG 4.7) and infrastructure /missing facilities (SDG 4.a)
- Generating creative tools and analysis to advance the Right to Education evidence, citizen’s voice and action.
- Working on citizen friendly implementation tools to empower local actors to advocate for the right to education in specific areas.
- Developing capacities of different stakeholders for claiming Right to Education with respect to targeted indicators.
- Creating innovative, traditional and tech enabled youth engagement and leadership programs to demonstrate the impact of youth-led movement for RTE for all citizens.
Project Strategy – Strategic Approach
The RTE campaign shall revolve around ensuring a citizen led demand side articulation for provisions of access, quality and equity as reflected in Article 25-A and SDG 4 (4.1, 4.2, 4.7 and 4.a).
- Youth-led advocacy and consultation sessions on Shadow Rules of Business for the RTE Education Act in KP and FATA such that the rules will be incorporated formally by the respective governments.
- Survey of local 5 schools (per district) at union council level with communities/parents and mobilize evidence for the selected SDG 4 targets to produce report/evidence cards on 4 themes for local activism for action; some of this will coincide with special advocacy days in solidarity with the international community such as International Women’s Day (March), EFA week (April), Child Labor (June) Youth Day (Aug), Girl Child Day (October), from a rights based perspective.
- Social media campaign, blogs, short 60-90 seconds films, and Humans of Pakistan case studies.
Effective dissemination of key issues pertaining to education reflected in the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) metrics for 2015 and 2016 e.g. inequality gender, quality of education/learning, disability and financing of education. Preparation of guidebooks for youth mobilization & community mobilization.
- Prepare 3 advocacy, color coded user friendly, visual guide books for youth on RTE and its implementation based on the facts & figures/evidence reflected in ASER results & local contexts.
- Blue Book for Act and Rules of laws pertaining to 25-A
- Green Book for Evidence on Implementation of RTE on selected themes
- Yellow Book for Voice: Guide to Building Advocacy Cases (SDG 4.1, 47 & 4.a)
- Conduct 3 Trainings of EYA cohorts/youth for design, and dissemination of the coded guide books on RTE, evidence on implementation and citizens’ voice.
Build capacity and mobilize youth to engage with teacher union /alliance networks, parents and media through creative leadership –communication trainings for sharper analyses and articulation of Right to Education/Article 25-A gaps-through at least 5 annual trainings in KP (Swat) & Sindh (Sukkur) most vulnerable locations, as indicated by ASER, 2016 results.
- Selection of 10 education youth ambassadors- EYA from (from each district) KP (Swat) & Sindh (Sukkur) & train them on building a compelling investment case and financing pathway for achieving educational opportunity for children and young people.
- 6-consultations with Civil Society, NGO /Universities and Youth Global movements in collaboration with local and global partners on SDG4, to develop a renewed and compelling investment case and financing pathway for achieving educational opportunity for children and young people
Capacity building, mobilization and development of strong networks for implementation of right to education in selected districts, and effective implementation of article 25-A in communities through EYAs, especially through social media and bold communication for RTE through 4 workshops annually.
- Training sessions of selected EYAs for the year 2017-2018 (KP & Sindh) to make them aware of their role in their locality on RTE and as ambassador’s advocate for social accountability through community mobilization.
- EYAs to create peer groups in their respective communities after going through the induction training and form youth groups to take concrete actions to ensure implementation of RTE in their communities.
- EYA’s will be invited to a day long provincial conference at the end of the year to acknowledge the best EYAs from each region for their work hear best stories and distribute awards and certificates.
For Education Advocacy in their local communities and on national and international platforms where EYAs will prepare and propagate 12 citizen friendly RTE report cards and social media evidence based small scale Audio-Video Productions.
- Participate and present at various International and national day celebrations by ITA e.g. Celebration of International Women’s Day Literacy Day, International Youth Day, World Teachers Day, Day of the Girl Child and Human Rights Day in solidarity with the international community – 5 – 6 Special Days celebrations.
- EYAs to be persuaded to build a social-media case-study (blog post, short film or a vlog) to help report and disseminate information on findings from their localities.
- Hold a small competition in each category (blog post, short one minute film/vlogs) and publish the winning work on all the social media and also showcase the work in the year end annual conference along with certificate of appreciation.
Encourage and train youth through 4 workshops with tracked outcomes especially EYAs /young teachers on Inclusive Education and Future of Global Education
- Active participation in Right to education campaigns advocating for RTE focusing broadly on strategies for Inclusive education and a Global education system. The evidence based learning will be incorporated through ASER’s 2016 disability profile.
- Evidence based advocacy and activism.
- Understanding evidence – collecting and making sense of data
- Presenting to various audiences and use of social media
- Inclusive education and addressing disability for students – understanding resources and ways incorporating inclusivity in the education curriculum, planning and practice.
- Impactful advocacy for disable friendly schools and global education notions.
Beneficiaries and Geographical Focus:
This project will be implement locally in 2 districts from 2 provinces of Pakistan
Swat from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Sukkur from Sindh