UNICEF and Government work together to expand the early learning programmes across the country
Since 2011, the Iranian Formal National Education system is undergoing a major reform, guided by the Fundamental Reform Document of Education in Islamic Republic of Iran. The Document highlights “enhancing equity in education, promoting active participation for children in the process of learning and teaching and, empowering human resources, particularly school management and teachers” as one of the reform’s goals. Iran’s Ministry of Education is piloting the provision of one-year compulsory pre-primary education in the country’s most disadvantaged areas and has requested UNICEF’s support.
UNICEF works with the Government and other partners to:
Equip the Ministry of Education with technical expertise, global best practices and cutting-edge knowledge to improve access to formal pre-primary education for all children in Iran.
Equal access to pre-primary education will be increased for the most disadvantaged children including refugee children, girls and children with special needs.
The main partner is the Ministry of Education.