Education and Skill Development Program (ESDP)
Education and Skills Development Program (ESDP) is at the heart of LIAE’s mission, and focuses on the following:
- Creating Access to Education
- Improving Quality of Education Services
- Increasing Education Efficiency, and
- Ensuring Equity
Recognizing that education can be a force for change, LIAE, through its ESDP, engages and supports communities, local partners and governments in their efforts to ensure that all children-including the most vulnerable and marginalized-have the right to quality education in their neighborhoods. So far LIAE, as part of the program, has helped over 20, 000 families with schools. It has also built more than 20 schools in the remote villages and provided student support.
Ongoing Projects under ESDP
1. Mitigating Girls’ Education Challenges (MGEC)
- OFFICIAL NAME OF THE PROJECT: Mitigating Girls’ Education Challenges
- PROJECT LOCATION: Getem, Jejebito Seyato and Menzo Primary Schools, Sankura Woreda, Silte Zone, SNNPR
- PROJECT PERIOD: January 2014-December 2015
- VALUE OF THE PROJECT: 375, 686.00 ETB
- NAMES OF DONORS: CSSP/ Ethiopian Muslims Relief and Development Association (EMRDA)
- GOAL AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT:
The goal of the project is to mitigate girls’ education challenges in SNNPR. The project has also the following specific objectives:
- Improving girls enrolment to education.
- Reducing school dropout and repetition.
- Improving girls’ educational performance.
- Providing affirmative action for girls.
- Enhancing implementation capacity of schools.
- TARGET BENEFICIARIES: Young girls in Getem, Jejebito Seyato and Menzo Primary Schools, Sankura woreda, Silite Zone SNNPR.
Promoting Inclusive Education, Menzo Primary School, Silte Zone, SNNPR
- OFFICIAL NAME OF THE PROJECT: Mitigating Young School Girls Social-Economic Challenges through Comprehensive, Institutionalized and Inclusive Actions.
- PROJECT LOCATION: Wachamo Preparatory and Heto Secondary Schools, SNNPR
- PROJECT PERIOD: February 2015 –June 2016
- VALUE OF THE PROJECT: 1,369,025.00 ETB
- NAMES OF DONORS: Initiative Africa and Embassy of Sweden.
- GOAL AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT:
The goal of the project is to improve the academic performance, social status, life skills of girls so as to enable them successfully graduate from high schools. The project has the following specific objectives:
- Improving academic performance of 3, 270 high school girls.
- Promoting life leadership skills among high school girls through fostering ‘Thinking School Approach’ (TSA) to 2,200 students, teachers and leaders in 2 targeted school systems and structures.
- Improving and strengthening the environment for 2,750 girl students’ communications on gender related social issues.
- Strengthening 2 school systems and structures so as to improve school environments to school girls.
- TARGET BENEFICIARIES: High school girls of Wachamo Preparatory and Heto Secondary Schools.
- OFFICIAL NAME OF THE PROJECT: Achieving improved learning outcomes for children from resource poor families
- PROJECT LOCATION: 12 woredas of Nefas Silk-Lafto Sub City, Addis Ababa.
- PROJECT PERIOD: Oct 2014-June 2016
- VALUE OF THE PROJECT: 669,041. 11 ETB
- NAME OF DONOR: CSSP
- GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT:
Addressing Educational Challenges of Girls, Wachamo Preparatory School,
Hadiya Zone, SNNPR
3. Improving Learning Outcomes of Children
The goal of the project is to improve the learning outcomes of children, particularly girls, from resource poor families with a focus on early reading comprehension for better overall achievement throughout primary education and beyond. The specific objectives of the project are to:
- Improve reading comprehension and overall academic performance of chidren from resource poor families.
- Improve teachers’ language teaching and appropriate teaching aid preparation and utilization skills.
- Enhance the involvement of parents and other community members in the education of young girls.
- TARGET BENEFICIARIES: The project aims to reach 4,740 children from resource poor families (60% girls and children with disabilities) who, are attending preschool and first cycle primary education ( grades 1-4); 4,800 parents of which 80% are mothers; 670 teaches and 150 Parent Teacher Association members of 12 woredas of Nefas Silk Lafto Sub City, Addis Ababa.
Aspect of the situation that the project aims to address, one of the target schools in Nefas Silk-Lafto Sub City, Addis Ababa