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To improve access, retention and the quality of education for all children in primary and secondary schools of Punjab Province in Pakistan. All government school children (6 million primary, 4 million secondary) and children attending school through the Punjab Education Foundation (around 2.2 million) will have benefited from UK support in Punjab by March 2019.
Accelerating progress towards achieving the Education and Gender MDGs
The Girls' Education Challenge will help up to a million of the world’s poorest girls to have an opportunity to improve their lives through education. The initiative calls on NGOs, charities and the private sector to find better ways of getting girls in school and ensuring they receive a quality of education to transform their future.
To improve primary and secondary education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by providing up to £283.2million in technical assistance, financial aid and infrastructure which aims to benefit all primary and lower secondary children in the province by 2020.This programme targets primary enrolment specifically girl child enrolment and female literacy which contributes towards Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 5. The programme is directly supporting 257,808 children to gain quality education.
To provide support to BRAC’s development programmes to improve access to quality basic services (health, education, water and sanitation), help the poorest, most marginalised people across the whole of Bangladesh graduate from extreme poverty, support inclusive growth and help build effective formal and informal institutions. UK support will include: helping over 950,000 children (600,000 girls) gain a decent education; providing additional nutritional support to 11 million people (7 million women and girls); helping 5.7 million girls and women gain access to family planning services; providing at least 75,000 people with sustainable access to clean water and sanitation; and lifting 240,000 women and their families (over 960,000 people) out of extreme poverty.
To promote economic development and opportunities in Jordan for the benefit of both Jordanians and Syrian refugees. This programme will attract new inward investment and open up economic markets for Jordanian goods and services, creating new jobs for Jordanians and Syrian refugees as set out in the Jordan Compact. The programme will also help Jordanian hosts maintain their resilience and economic stability.
Building on the successful completion of phase I to improve learning conditions and education institutional capacity by providing teaching and learning materials, teacher training and school grants designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools. DFID support will help enhance learning outcomes for over 21.6 million children (of which 10.54 million will be girls). This contributes towards MDG 2 by ensuring every child attends primary school and increasing the number of children who stay in school by 2017.
To support the improvement of the quality of education in primary schools in Tanzania and to increase the number of children, particularly girls, able to transfer to secondary education by improved teaching of early grade reading and numeracy.
To deliver skill-based trainings to around 330,000 poor and vulnerable people in the Punjab district ( of which 40% are women) with an aim to provide a pool of skilled workers for the private sector firms, leading to enhanced incomes and employment prospects and encouraging private sector training providers to build up their training capacity.
To improve learning outcomes of students at the primary and lower secondary levels, to be demonstrated through improvements in end of Primary and secondary school pass rates and improved learning of primary 2nd grade (age 8/9) students in Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.