‘Enhancing Education Quality, Access and Learning (EQUAL)’ was a two year project which was implemented as a significant part of Care International in Pakistan’s transition strategy from earthquake reconstruction programs to long term development. The project covered 20 primary government schools (10 boys and 10 girls) in six union councils (UCs) of the earth quake affected district Abbottabad, KPK. The aim was to strengthen the education system by initiating a holistic learning process for communities, especially women and girls as well as to empower them to address education-related issues, particularly at community-owned schools. Parent Teachers Councils (PTCs), parents groups and volunteer groups were mobilized for this purpose. The targeted communities helped government line departments better understand the ground realities of community education.
Time frame: January 2009 to January 2011
Location: UCs Daloia, Boi, Kukmung, Namal, Pattan Kalan, Bakot of Abbottabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Budget: JPY 33,911,653
Cost: JPY 33,911,653
Implementing Partner: Mountain Institute Education Development (MIED)
Direct 10,000 & Indirect 72006