IRC’s TEACH Project will support up to 35,000 out-of-school girls in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province. Dependent on age, the girls will enrol in one of two pathways: an Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) and transition to formal or non-formal education for younger girls; or a more employment skills-based approach for the older girls. The older girls would then transition into vocational training, employment or self-employment. The project also intends to address harmful social norms and the barriers faced by girls in accessing education with the engagement of girls in all activities at family, community, school and system levels.
- Offering an Accelerated Learning Programme and basic literacy and numeracy learning for 10-14 years old girls.
- Driving girls and women’s economic empowerment through support out-of-school girls to transition to formal/non-formal education, access market-relevant technical and vocational training, and career support, with links to microfinance institutes and Village Saving and Loan Associations.
- Providing employment and entrepreneurship advice to Girls Earn graduates (15-19 years old) through the IRC-developed Learn to Earn curricula, and links to apprenticeships, career fairs, participatory market assessments and entrepreneurship grants.
- Mapping existing training providers and setting up agreements for institutional capacity building to include course delivery, teacher training, laboratories/equipment support and referral.
- Ensuring safe, quality instruction through the delivery of teacher trainings to cover subjects such as lesson planning, pedagogy, child safeguarding and inclusiveness.
- Providing life-skills and Social-Emotional Learning to all girls across the project through the Girls Shine component to address harmful social norms and gendered-barriers.
- Organising social mobilisation and enrolment campaigns in target communities as well as via radio broadcast and mobile text messaging to increase awareness and bring about positive change towards education with a particular focus on girls’ education.
- Delivering workshops and trainings for district-level government officials to promote sustainability and strengthen leadership in education.
International Rescue Committee (IRC): https://www.rescue.org/
*Number subject to adjustment following identification of beneficiaries