HOPE´87 has been active in the Kyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan since 2002, following the influx of Afghan refugees in 2001/2002. At the centre of action of this project are out of school children with special needs and vulnerabilities.
The action intends to expand access for over 3,900 children currently out of school to a flexible range of learning opportunities. Improved learning environments are being installed. Further expected results are lower drop-out rates and improving literacy and numeracy of more than 8.000 children. The number and effectiveness of 400 teachers will be strengthened. Communities will be motivated to pursue local solutions for girls' education.
Building a society in which girls and women have greater opportunities and access involves not only working with them, but also with boys and men. This will be done through actively engaging Village Education Committees, elders, religious leaders and community opinion formers (particularly men) to gain their support.
A further aim is to improve school and teaching qualities and promoting school environments with a positive effect on boys and girls regarding their attitude towards tolerance, social equity and respect.
To support the sustainability and expansion of these models beyond the project life span proven models for systemic uptake of best practices with validated methods will be installed. By the end of the action the government will largely take over this project through the Elementary Education Foundation (EEF).For further questions please contact the HOPE’87-Pakistan Country Office.