15 March 2022

Sustainable and inclusive learning during COVID-19

An estimated 2.4 million students in Papua New Guinea (PNG) experienced disrupted learning and long absences from school during lock downs in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students lost approximately 800 hours of instruction time over the two academic years. Efforts in expanding access and improving the quality of education in Papua…, Education in Emergencies Response Recovery Plan, In response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Department of Education (NDoE) and its partners including UNICEF, supported by the Global Partnership for Education and the Australian Government through the PNGAust partnership developed an Education in Emergencies Response Recovery Plan (EERRP) and pledged a total of AUD 34.7M to…, Digital classroom libraries, A pilot program targeting 25 elementary schools in NCD will provide digital classroom libraries filled with culturally relevant, age-appropriate, original content for children in Papua New Guinea. Part of the digital library are 40 tablets that come in a custom-designed commercial-grade lockable transport case pre-loaded with both core reading…, WASH in Schools, Through NDoE’s commitment towards sustainable WaSH facilities, more than 69, 000 students now have access to safe water and handwashing facilities following the completion of 876 handwashing tubs and 41 tanks in 111 schools in selected provinces. This intervention also includes eight Inclusive Education Resource Centers. 5,439 female students also…