Education Governance Projects(EGP)
Nepal has made tremendous progress on educational attainment lately, especially in higher rate of enrollment in primary education. Also the number of girls going to school has doubled. Yet the hard to reach group children such as the project location of 3 VDCs Gimdi, Asrang and Thuladurlung of Lalitpur district are out of school and the dropout rate is significantly higher and the quality of education and school management is not satisfactory. Effective and efficient management of school and education governance is seriously problematic, highly centralized and with inadequate local ownership.The government started handing over management of the public schools to the local community assuming that this would ensure financial transparency and quality. But many community managed schools have become hotbeds of corruption with local leaders fighting for the appointment of teachers and resources. By abdicating its role in basic education, the government has failed and these schools have become unmanageable.
The overall development objective is to contribute on achieving enhanced right to education with improved governance and management of education in Nepal. The specific objective of this project is to attain improved status of education and literacy in project locations due to the efficient and effective education governance in active engagement of community, local government and in participation of children.
The project will be implemented in collaboration of Department of Education, Ministry of Federal and Local Governance, respective local governments and district education offices, and other NGOs coalition active on the sector. The project will be documented and a learning outcome will be produced, which will provide a reference of learning for replication of idea and serve as policy advocacy tool for incorporation of education governance issue. The project has a comprehensive target group, who are responsible and key actors on changing school and education environment. The project has targeted to include policy makers, civil society actors,media,schoolteachers,School Management Committee members,Parents Teachers Association Members,wider parents community, education officials and children through the program interventions. With the interventions ultimately the education systems in the location improves.The final beneficiaries are the 4100 school aged children in the project locations.