In order to improve the quality of basic and inclusive education, this programme aims to use advocacy and knowledge management to influence policies and institutional frameworks. This will result in establishment and implementation of appropriate legislation, policies, strategic plans and budgets for equitable access and improved teaching and learning outcomes for boys and girls at pre-primary, primary and secondary levels.
The programme also aims to strengthen the capacity of the education system to ensure continuity in education. This will result in 66 per cent of school-aged boys and girls benefiting from continued access to improved learning from primary through secondary education within a safe schooling environment. Special attention will be given to improving HIV prevention, reducing violence in schools and promoting standards for access to water and sanitation in schools.