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Enhance Balanced Education in Afghanistan (BALEDU)


Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : Enhance Balanced Education in Afghanistan (BALEDU)

Pays/Région : Afghanistan

Durée : 01.03.2018 - 31.10.2020

The project works to improve the quality of teaching in Afghanistan. The rapid increase in enrolment numbers over the past fifteen years has led to a high demand for teachers which is not met. In rural areas, half of primary education teachers are underqualified, resulting in low learning achievements. The project engages Teacher Training Colleges and the competent line ministry to improve teacher’s subject-specific and methodological skills, so that children benefit from better education.

Projet en bref
* Contexte : Education is often cited as a success of the international intervention in Afghanistan, with the number of children in school increasing ninefold since 2002. Nevertheless, enrolment and attendance rates remain low and an estimated 3.7 million children are out of school, of which 2.2 million are girls. Transition rates from primary to secondary education are also low. Moreover, the low quality of the education provided and the weak learning outcomes achieved are growing cause for concern.
* Objectifs  : Improving the quality of teaching in the four provinces of Samangan, Badakhshan, Balkh and Herat.
* Groupes cibles  : The project will work directly with all TTC lecturers and student-teachers of the four TTCs in Herat, Balkh, Samangan and Badakhshan province. In 2016, 269 lecturers (37% of them female) were involved in pre- and in-service teacher training and a total of 9’308 student-teachers (55% of them fe-males) were enrolled in these TTCs. BALEDU will also work directly with specialists and administrtors in the Ministry of Education, with school supervisors, with supervisors and administrative staff of the four provincial education directorates (PEDs), and with primary school teachers of grades 1 to 3. Indirectly, all school children enrolled in primary and secondary education in the targeted provinces (787’000 girls and 950’000 boys) will benefit from an improved quality of education.

Budget de la Suisse  : CHF 3’900’000

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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