In Myanmar (Burma) there is an urgent need to expand education services and improve the quality of education provision in rural areas. The rural urban divide is stark with significant differences in pre-primary enrolment (urban 80.65%; rural 63.56%), primary completion (urban 87.9%; rural 77.6%) low transition to middle school (urban 93.3%; rural 70.7%) and extremely low upper secondary school completion (urban 33%; rural 18%). According to 2015 Census data, almost half (1,305,906) of all OOSC reside in ethnic minority states and regions and almost a quarter (23%) of children in these areas are OOSC.
The CASE2Learn project, is being implemented by the ADRA which has over 35 years of experience delivering education projects in Myanmar and its local implementing partner Rural Indigenous Sustainable Education (RISE). CASE2Learn is an extension of the CASE+ pilot project, and it aims to improve and expand access to Indigenous education services (reaching 496,830 children), improve school quality standards and basic education services, increase engagement between RISE and education actors, schools are supported to have effective leadership and management, Indigenous teachers are equipped with basic teaching competencies to support student learning, relevant programs are in place to support out of school children/youth/illiterate women, and parents and communities are actively engaged in school based activities.
Activities include: capacity development of Indigenous of Education providers, distribute teacher stipends, train school leaders/school management on quality standards, distribute school teaching and learning resources, conduct DRR and hazard mapping events, conduct awareness raising events with communities on WASH, support TPC/TTC’s in preservice TT provision, conduct summer vacation in service teacher training, establish peer learning opportunities, conduct MTT school visits, provide IE training and NFE training to teachers, conduct education sensitisation events, produce literacy and numeracy IEC curriculum, train MTTs, provide library resources for reading clubs, and undertake research on key education reform issues.
Start date: 01/06/2019
End date: 31/05/2021
Grant amount: €20,000,000
ADRA-UK match: €350,000
Partner match: €702,632
Total budget: €21,052,632
Partner: ADRA Germany, ADRA International
Implementing office: ADRA Myanmar