The Education Bridge
The Education Bridge aims to bridge the gap between educational policy and the reality as experienced by vulnerable children in three districts of Ghana’s UER.
The project was launched in 2011 and is being delivered through the three area programmes alongside New Beginnings. Its ultimate purpose is to ensure that children are in school and receiving a quality education whilst there. The Ghana Education Service provides universal primary education but the schooling system is best with challenges including poor infrastructure, an inadequate number of trained teachers and a limited community engagement. The role of the Education Bridge is to build up the capacity of the community, children and school governance systems to improve attendance and standards in school.
The Education Bridge takes the child rights club and community child rights committee models developed in other core projects and is rolling them out across 238 schools and 75 communities. Added to this it is strengthening the School Management Committees and Parent Teacher Associations each school is encouraged to have.
In line with DFID requirements we publish details of this project with the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) which you can see here http://www.iatiregistry.org/publisher. Below is AfriKids' IATI Public Domain License available for download.
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