Rural Support Programmes (RSPs) Response to 2022 Heavy Rains and Floods Affected Areas of Pakistan

Appeal for Donation

Education Cannot Wait- Multi-Year Resilience Programme 2022-2024

Donor: Education Cannot Wait in partnership with Governmnet of Pakistan and consortia led by UNICEF, Voluntart Service Overseas & RSPN

Implementing Partner: Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP)

Districts: Panjgur, Kohlu & Loralai

Improving Access to inclusive and equitable quality education for refugees, crisis-affected and otherwise vulnerable children and adolescents This funding will support a Multi-Year Resilience Programme (MYRP) delivered in partnership with the Government of Pakistan and consortia led by UNICEF, Voluntary Service Overseas, and the Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN).The Education Cannot Wait (ECW)-funded MYRP will ensure improved access to quality education for the most vulnerable out-of-school girls and boys, including Afghan refugees. In providing “whole-of-child” solutions, the funding will ensure that target beneficiaries have access to protective interventions that improve both their mental and physical well-being. The programme will also improve learning environments by ensuring safety and inclusivity for all learners, building capacity by working with the national and provincial education authorities to make education systems more resilient, and will work to address the significant barriers girls face in accessing quality and inclusive learning environments.

The MYRP is based on a comprehensive approach to refugee education which cuts across each of the outcomes, as it requires support for access to both formal and non-formal education, for quality learning that is relevant to refugee students, for adequate protection and (access to) mental health and psychosocial support, and for training for educators that supports inclusivity in the classroom.

  • The most vulnerable girls and boys including adolescents and those living with disabilities have access to inclusive, relevant, and quality learning; are better protected and have improved mental and physical well-being
  • Learning environments are safe, accessible and conducive to learning for all learners starting with the most vulnerable girls and boys and including adolescents and those living with disabilities
  • Education systems in Pakistan are strengthened through sustained capacity development support at the national, provincial, community, and school levels
  • The educational outcomes of girls, including adolescent girls, are improved through targeted programming focused on enrolment, retention, and learning

The project targets the most vulnerable population among which 60% of beneficiaries are girls, 20% are afghan refugees, and 12% are children with disabilities.

RSPN and BRSP with the support of community institutions will identify and register three to five-year-old children for pre-primary or Early Childhood Education (ECE) and 05-16 years-old out-of-school children for enrollment in the Primary and Secondary Education system. RSPN and BRSP will also identify 100 young girls to provide employable vocational skills. RSPN will mobilise and facilitate more than 2,270 school children to participate in Life Skills sessions to address bullying and others issues of exclusion.

Total 1,109 PTSMCs will be re-activated and strengthened, and community engagement will be enhanced to make schools more resilient and supportive for learners. In addition to this, RSPN will also provide safe transportation support and cash-based assistance to 600 young girls who cannot access schools or learning spaces due to financial barriers. RSPN will also train 900 teachers on the integration of Mental Health and Psychosocial support (MHPSS), emergency preparedness, Disaster Risk reduction (DRR), prevention of Gender based violence (GBV) in schools, self-care techniques and health and nutrition of school children.