BETTER LIFE FOR OUT-OF-SCHOOL GIRLS IN TACLOBAN CITY TO FIGHT AGAINST
POVERTY AND INJUSTICE:

ESTABLISHMENT OF A UNESCO-KOICA DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR GIRLS
IN  TACLOBAN CITY

(KOICA : 2016)

Client: Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Phil. Office
Funding Source: Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)
Contract duration:
2016
Sample Activities and Themes:
social and environmental safeguards; gender equity; project development / design and feasibility study.

 PROJ 2016 KOICA OutOfSchoolGirls2 PROJ 2016 KOICA OutOfSchoolGirls1


The occurrence of natural disasters in the Philippines often brings damage to the socio-economic life of affected populations, like the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda in Eastern Visayas. In the case of Tacloban City, the household situation after a natural disaster impeded the pursuit of education of many children. Secondary school-aged girls are forced to drop out of school to help in household work and contribute to family income. This KOICA-funded UNESCO and UNOPs project aims to strengthen the Alternative Learning System (ALS) to enable the re-entry of out-of-school girls in Tacloban City in the formal education system.

The project helps Tacloban City and the Eastern Visayas Region achieve respective MDG and SDG targets. It also contributes to the goals of the Philippine Development Plan, particularly in terms of providing accessible and affordable education for all, promoting gender equality and empowerment of women, and opening up opportunities for decent work especially for women.

The assignment involves the preparation of a feasibility assessment for the proposed activities to be implemented in partnership with the Department of Education. The activities are: 1) establishment of a Girls Education Center; 2) development of ALS National Learning Modules within the new national K-12 curriculum; 3) ALS teachers’ capability building; and 4) capability building of out-of-school girls including basic education and health education. OIDCI consultants conducted consultation workshops to validate initial results of the assessment as well as meetings with concerned government officials, site inspections, secondary data gathering, and focus group discussions with key stakeholders. The final report includes a detailed implementation plan and project management mechanisms.

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