Improving Access and Quality of Education for Returned IDP Children Affected by the Floods in Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan | Projects

Improving Access and Quality of Education for Returned IDP Children Affected by the Floods in Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

In the last few years, Pakistan has run into one humanitarian crisis after another: the 2005 earthquake in North West Frontier Province, Azad Jumma and Kashmir, human internal displacement in the aftermath of military operation in Swat and other tribal regions against the Taliban in 2009, and more recently,  intense floods have hit the country.  ROTA has reacted almost immediately to increase access to educational facilities, improve the quality of education and to provide psychosocial support.  Together with partners, volunteers, and local communities, ROTA has been working to ensure that people affected have continuous access to relevant and high-quality primary and secondary education.

Future endeavors for ROTA’s Pakistan program includes establishing two vocational training centers in Nar Sher Ali Khan, District Bagh, Azad Jumma and Kashmir. 
Three projects, two of which are currently on-going, were launched to help the residents of these affected areas.  The main partners for these initiatives are the Save the Children Alliance, Care International, and Mercy Corps.

This project focused on ensuring the continuation of education by the affected children by constructing and rehabilitating schools, building capacity for teachers and Parent Teacher Councils (PTC), and using sports and activities to build leadership skills in the children.
 

Project Facts

 

Implementing Period: 
 

15 September 2010- 15 October 2012
 

Project Partner:

 

Save the Children Alliance

 

Objectives:

  • Provision of immediate essential education supplies to 50 schools affected by Monsoon flood
     
  •  Improving the structures and learning environment of 42 schools through reconstruction of 2 secondary schools and rehabilitation of 40 government schools with WASH facilities.
     
  •  Enhance the capacity of teachers and Parent Teacher Council (PTC) members and students through providing teacher training teachers and PTCs’ members
     
  •  Increase children leadership skills and social cohesion through sports and extracurricular initiatives in targeted schools
     

Beneficiaries:
 

Direct Beneficiaries:

11,044 children (approx. 40% boys and 60% girls) enrolled in 92 schools; 50 of these schools are affected by the current floods. In addition, 200 teachers and 336 PTC members will benefit from the program through capacity building initiatives