Client: VSO

Duration: June to October 2021

Thematic areas: GESI, Child Protection, Education

Progress Inc. conducted the baseline study and development of a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) framework which includes the design of an indicator-based log frame informed by VSO’s MILE approach findings, and the identification and assessment of the educational skills of primary beneficiaries and educational governance capacity through CSOs in the project.

SAHAYATRA envisioned a world where even severely marginalized learners are empowered and in COVID 19 context through education for a successful transition from grade 5 to 6. SAHAYATRA took the Big Sisters/Little Sisters model and used it to support marginalized learners and children with disabilities.  In partnership with JJYC and Prerana, the project (Jan 2021-June 2024) targeted 1,600 marginalized people. SAHAYATRA worked in four districts (Parsa, Bara, Sarlahi, and Rautahat) of the Terai, and the two implementing partners were responsible for carrying out the project interventions.

Major project interventions of SAHAYATRA included conduction of bridge class, formal education support, strengthening resource classes and assessment center, developing teacher’s capacity, parenting education, develop CSOs capacity, strengthening local government’s engagement and capacity, and supporting the federal level government to develop minimum standards related to inclusive education and governance. Moreover, developing capacity among the teachers and parents concerning gender-responsive education, Child Protection, and Child Safeguarding are other major focused areas of the interventions. The overall impact of the project was ‘Inclusive quality education for marginalized girls & children with disability through resilient, gender-responsive education governance enhanced by CSO’.