Emergency Education for Internally-Displaced Peoples (IDPs) | Projects

Emergency Education for Internally-Displaced Peoples (IDPs)

The IDP education program was a response to the emergency situation from constant military activity in Malakand, Dir and Buner Districts. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and ROTA partnership was setup to provide emergency education and was guided by the INEE Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies, Chronic Crisis and Early Reconstruction. These standards provide guidance and tools on all aspects of education in emergencies and the IRC ensured to meet these standards in its implementation. 

In addition to the formal educational activities (e.g. school supplies, provision of text-books, teacher training and community participation), IRC transitional education interventions in the camp also supported the psychosocial aspects, hygiene facilities and promotion, and recreational opportunities. Through this intervention, the IRC tried to minimize educational interruptions for primary students, easing the eventual return and reintegration to their homes. 

 

Project Facts

 

Implementing Period: 

 

June 01, 2009 till February 28, 2010

 

Project Partner:

 

International Rescue Committee

 

Objectives:

  • Ensure access to quality formal and non-formal education activities as guided by the INEE Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies, Chronic Crises and Early Reconstruction;
     
  •  Improve community participation in education activities through support to School Management Committees
     
  • Advocate with the Provincial Education Department to facilitate reintegration of IDP students into the formal education system upon return.

 

Beneficiaries:

 

Direct Beneficiaries: 2000 girls and boys primary age children, 35 teachers & 40 School Management Committee members and indirect 6000 individuals from Swat, Malakand, Dir and Buner districts