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September 2008 Rewrite the Future in Côte d’Ivoire September 2006- September 2008

September 2008 Rewrite the Future in Côte d’Ivoire September 2006- September 2008.

Dec 23, 2015



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  • September 2008 Rewrite the Future in Cte dIvoire September 2006- September 2008
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  • Current political context country divided since September 2002 but a peace process is in progress : Ouagadougou Peace Agreement signed by President Laurent Gbagbo and head of the Forces Nouvelles Guillaume Soro, on 4 March Guillaume Soro appointed Prime Minister New Government announced 7th April (new Minister of Education) Public servants in process of redeployment Presidential elections planned for late 2008
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  • The state of education in Cte dIvoire Before the conflict 78% of children were in school (88% of boys, 67% of girls) Even at this time, an estimated one million children (including 605,000 girls) were out of school The situation has deteriorated with the conflict: overall enrolment rates in 2005 estimated at 54%
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  • Effects of the conflict on education sector Central North and Western Zones Destruction and pillage of schools Progressive degradation of infrastructures Departure/flight of many teachers (over 60% in some regions) Lack of teaching and learning resources Reduction in enrolment rates Failure to hold exams Southern Zones Overloaded classrooms Progressive degradation of infrastructures Lack of teaching and learning resources Increased violence in schools
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  • Rewrite the Future: overall goal 270.000 children in 9 regions of Cte dIvoire complete a cycle of quality primary education in safe, participatory learning environments by end 2010
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  • Access objective Enable 45.450 children to gain access to education, therefore contributing to the Ministry of Educations goal of increasing overall primary enrolment rates to 95% and girls enrolment rates to 90% by 2010
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  • Quality objective To develop capacity of teachers and communities to improve relevance, teaching, learning and participation for children in schools and non-formal education centres by end 2010
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  • Protection objective Key duty-bearers ensure all children (especially vulnerable groups such as girls and children associated with armed forces) are protected and accepted in and around the learning environment
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  • Finance objective To ensure that each school in the Save the Children intervention areas has a budget sufficient to cover its annual running costs by end 2010
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  • Save the Children regions of activity 9 DREN (Directions Rgionales de lducation Nationale) Save the Children Sweden: Abengourou, Abidjan 1, Bouak, Bondoukou & Korhogo (5 DREN) Save the Children UK: Abidjan 2, Man, Odienn & San Pedro (4 DREN)
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  • Key achievements to date: Access 132 primary schools rehabilitated and equipped Beginning of rehabilitation, KorhogoAfter rehabilitation, Korhogo
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  • Key achievements to date: Access Beginning of rehabilitation, ManAfter rehabilitation, Man
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  • Key achievements to date: Access Support for 45 non- formal education centres (minor rehabilitation, basic furniture and equipment, provision of teaching, learning and recreational kits) Non-formal education centre, Afounvassou, Abidjan II
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  • Key achievements to date: Access Participation with UNICEFs back to school campaign: logistical and human resource support, childrens participation and development of messages Partnerships with two local NGOs to campaign and build awareness in communities not targeted by UNICEF
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  • Key achievements to date: Quality Distribution of 50.000 school kits for children in 146 schools Distribution of teaching kits to 766 teachers Distribution of recreational kits to 146 primary schools
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  • Key achievements to date: Quality Teacher training: Roll out of the Ministry of Educations new skills- based learning programme to teachers in all 146 schools Sessions on child rights, particularly protection and participation
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  • Key achievements to date: Quality Training for School Management Committees Mission and mandate of School Management Committees Organisational and financial management School maintenance Child rights, particularly protection and participation The school project approach
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  • Key achievements to date: Quality Encouraging child participation in School Management Committees: Including child members as participants in training Adapting training modules and methods to make them more child- friendly Developing action plans to encourage childrens involvement in school management and decision-making School Management Committee members, San Pedro
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  • Key achievements to date: Protection Training for Teachers Modules on child rights and protection issues Development of Teacher Codes of Conduct Training on positive discipline and alternatives to physical and humiliating punishment
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  • Key achievements to date: Protection Training of School Management Committees on child rights and development of action plans for the protection of children in the school environment Establishment of Childrens Clubs, with training on childrens rights and development of action plans Training of 50 staff members of 7 local NGOs on advocacy for childrens rights
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  • Key achievements to date: Finance Training for 146 School Management Committees (including children) in basic financial management skills Preliminary research on financing in the education sector in Cte dIvoire
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  • Other achievements Childrens workshops: Mid-way to the MDGs School is important because you learn to reflect and to write well. Its important to know how to read so that I can know whats happening in my country. The teacher also explains to me the phenomena of my country and the politics of my country. I will be able to earn a living if I go to school. I wont just sit and do nothing, not knowing how to work. School helps you to evolve. School is a right. Bamba, 12, President of the Childrens Club, EPP Mont Glas, Man
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  • Other achievements Press conference with Good Will Ambassador Kolo TOURE 18 June 2007, marking mid-way to the MDGs
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  • Other achievements One year anniversary celebration 12 September 2007 Send-off of 30,000 school kits and childrens press conference
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  • Activities March-December 2008 Continued support for 96 schools from 2006 and 2007 (kits, training, childrens clubs etc) Continued support to 45 non-formal education centres Continued support and training for childrens clubs in all schools Financing of 40 school projects Regional Education Fora Rehabilitation and equipment of 44 new schools Distribution of 50,000 school kits manufactured in CdI Training for school management committees of 50 new schools Training for teachers of 50 new schools Research on child protection issues in the learning environment
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  • Financing challenges and difficulties Ending of Sida financing in 2008 Programme has been reduced in one region Funding only secured for xxx crowns in 2009 and 2010
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  • Programmatic challenges Staff are becoming overworked as programme scales up each year Protection and finance strategies Repetitive teacher strikes
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  • Is Rewrite the Future in Cte dIvoire a rights based programme? Programme strategy is based on CRP(understanding and awareness of HR, CRSA, planning(dimensions of changes), monitoring and evaluation, advocacy, etc ) A balanced combination of activities under the three pillars Practical, direct interventions Strengthening existing structures and mechanisms within education sector Developing the capacity of communities and civil society to realize children right to education Child participation Non discrimination
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  • What is effective, ethical and meaningful child participation in rewrite the future in Cte dIvoire? Involving children at all stages of the programmes Incorporate specific elements aimed at increasing childrens participation in the learning environment and beyond
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  • Childrens participation in the programme cycle Research/planning: through consultations,workshops and trainings Delivery: Child-led initiatives, peers education, childrens clubs, child-led organisations Advocacy and awareness raising Monitoring and evaluation: child-led evaluations/participation in GIM process
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  • Programme activities aimed at increasing childrens participation Training of teachers/educators and children in childrens rights and participatory approaches Support to childrens participation in school administration through school management Support participation in childrens clubs and school cooperatives Child-led advocacy and campaigning
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  • Some examples of children participation to the programme cycle Children participation in the Situation analysis Cte dIvoire in 2006; Children expressed their difficulties in accessing quality education In over 146 schools working with the programme, children have been included as effective members of schools management committees Childrens clubs have been supported within each school Representatives from the clubs participated to the development of codes of conduct
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  • Challenges RtF versus national education policy Lack of child friendly material Involving younger children in monitoring and evaluation Involving children in the evaluation of schools activities including their teachers Negotiating a common agenda between parents associations and childrens clubs Whats next after 2010 ???
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