ABOUT THE PROJECT
Second chance education programs such as the national Equivalency Program are a central way of meeting the needs of the large stock of youth and adults that have not completed their basic education.
The Ministry of Education’s Directorate of Recurrent Education is the key Government agency responsible for managing and delivering the second chance programs to achieve these goals.
The project will aim to contribute to labor productivity by increasing the stock of job seekers with recognized basic education certification and proven basic skills. The graduates of these programs will be better equipped to participate in Timor-Leste’s development.
The project consists of four components:
Component 1 - Curriculum development and production/distribution of learning and instructional materials. This will aim to support the development of a quality Equivalency Curriculum, train trainers in its delivery, and strengthen the quality and availability of learning and instructional materials.
Component 2 - Improved quality of service delivery. This component includes management strengthening, training and funding of teaching staff and community facilitators, monitoring and evaluation, and program promotion.
Component 3 - Expansion of local capacity for service delivery through Community Learning Centers. This component will support the evaluation, planning and delivery of expanded service delivery capacity through establishment of up to 65 Community Learning Centers.
Component 4 - Information, monitoring & evaluation technology. The project will finance instructional, information and office related technology, and monitoring studies to strengthen management and service delivery.