Children in a school supported by Save the Children in Gulu district.

Through the Education programming, Save the Children secures quality basic education for all children.

Sub-themes: Early Childhood Care and Development and Basic Education

The programme covers basic quality education (both formal and informal), early childhood care and development (ECCD) and Education in Emergencies. Our programme aims at creating opportunity for deprived young children to attend quality inclusive early childhood care and development and transition successfully into basic education. The Education in Emergencies intervention creates access to education for children affected by emergencies and living in refugee camps.

We do this through training of teachers, community mobilization, coaching and mentoring of teachers/instructors, research and documentation, advocacy and working in partnerships.

The Education Programme is hinged on five pillars:

  1.  Access – All school-age going children have access to education. Sustained access to meaningful learning is critical to long term productivity
  2. Quality – We consider Quality a fundamental condition for learning and participation.  We encourage schools to create effective systems intended to improve children’s learning outcomes.

  3. Participation – We guide teachers to change their pedagogical processes in the classroom in order to accommodate participatory & active learning by creating learning environments where participation & contribution by all learners is sought.

  4. Equity – Through our Non- Formal Education programmes we emphasize the need  for equal opportunities to access education for all children

  5. Relevance – We support teachers to recognize  children’s individual  strengths and learning needs. This enables learners to apply new knowledge and skills in real situations.