Project

Equity and Quality in Education

In partnership with EAC, the Equity and Quality in Education project (EQE) is implemented by Plan International and their partner, the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports. The project aims to help 60,000 of Uganda’s out of school children (OOSC) enroll and stay in quality education programmes.

Plan’s Equity and Quality in Education project is targeted toward excluded and marginalized children ages 6-15 in rural and post-conflict areas in Uganda to realize their right to access and complete quality, gender-sensitive basic education. Plan is partnering with the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) to help Uganda’s OOSC enrol and stay in school. The project targets OOSC in Kamuli and Lira districts, which have some of the worst education performance indicators in the country. Populations being targeted include orphans and vulnerable children, especially girls, and children with disabilities, living in poor households and in rural, hard-to-reach areas, and/or in conflict-affected households. Targeted schools are receiving infrastructure development and materials support to ensure they have enough classroom space, separate latrines for boys and girls, a water point providing safe drinking water, hand-washing facilities, furniture, and textbooks.

In addition, through the formation of 30 model schools that demonstrate high standards of education quality and caregiver and community participation, this project increases access, retention, and primary education completion for 12,500 of the 60,000 enroled OOSC who are at severe risk of dropping out. Teachers in these 30 model schools are being trained in improving their instructional capacity.

Plan has long established partnerships with local authorities and other groups and will utilize them to implement the project and advocate for scaling up of successful interventions. Sustainability at the macro level will be secured through sharing results, advocacy, and influencing local and national education policies.

For more information on this EAC partner visit the Plan International website.

Partners

Plan International

Plan International has been working in sub-Saharan Africa since the 1970s, helping poor children to realise their right to health, education, food security and protection. EAC has partnered with Plan to ensure that hundreds of thousands of primary-school age children access quality education in Ghana and Uganda. Furthermore, EAC and Plan have collaborated to expand access to Speed Schools in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. Through separate initiatives, EAC and Plan aim to reach 331,000 out of school children (OOSC) in Ghana, Uganda, and Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.

Countries

Uganda

Uganda

Uganda has made substantial progress to date toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In partnership with UNHCR, Plan Canada and Building Tomorrow, EAC works to support both refugee and primary education in Uganda.