Save the Children works with the government at district and provincial levels for better management and governance of schools and education system. Our strategy to document evidence through classroom-based and policy research helps the provincial governments with informed planning.
We are engaged in the reconstruction of seismically safe schools and work with communities to ensure children are ready for school through education-homes and community-based centre initiatives. While working in middle and secondary schools, we ensure that children, particularly girls, have continued access to schooling. Improving teaching and learning environment in Madaris (religious seminaries) is another priority area of the program.
In emergency situations, we ensure the continuity and resumption of education for children through the provision of temporary learning centres, refurbishment of schools, and temporary school structures and implementation of life skills including Disaster Risk Reduction.
School Health and Nutrition Program (SHN)
The SHN component focuses on four key areas; School Based Delivery of Health Services, Child Focused Health Education, Safe School Environment and School Health and Nutrition Policy and is an integral part of all the Education programs of Save the Children across the board.
Mother Tongue Education
Since 2008, Save the Children has been developing and testing a targeted, systematic approach to give teachers and schools the boost that they need to teach all children, specifically second language learners, the foundational skills necessary to become independent readers and life-long learners. The Literacy Boost model encompasses literacy assessment, teacher training and community action. Literacy Boost encourages children to read outside of school through community reading activities and stronger parent participation.