Improving Secondary Education Completion Rates among Girls and Other Vulnerable Students

20.06.2018

This project aims to contribute towards increased enrolment, retention and completion rates in secondary school particularly for female and other vulnerable students (OV). The project is mobilizing, establishing and training community structures to support girls education, in particular those who dropped out of school. Among the structures that have been established are; Mother groups, Area and Village Development Committees, Male Champions etc.

The project is also providing direct support to girls through provision of bursaries, establishment of School Gender Based Violence reporting/case management structures, and also establishing peer-learning structures within the schools. Capacity of School management structures are being strengthened for implementation of action plans for retention of girls and other vulnerable students.

OBJECTIVES

  • To contribute towards increased enrolment, retention and completion rates at secondary school particularly for female and vulnerable students (OVs).

RESULTS

  • Reduced negative socio-cultural norms affecting secondary completion rates among female and other vulnerable students.
  • Improved and safe learning environment for female and other vulnerable students in secondary school.

FACTS AND FIGURES

  • 2 400 female and other vulnerable students to directly benefit from the project.
  • 36 000 households to benefit from socio-economic interventions undertaken by the project.
  • 1 200 females to have improved knowledge in life skills, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and menstrual hygiene management.
  • Project to lead to 90% completion rates for targeted females/OVs and 90% increase in awareness on school Gender Based Violence and the reporting mechanisms.

 

Malawi
EUR 1,250.000
Completed
Education and Research
Contact Details

EU Delegation to Malawi

European Union
Oxfam Malawi
OXFAM Malawi, Girls Empowerment Network (GENET Malawi)
EUR 1,000,000
European Development Fund (EDF)