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UNICEF Somalia/2015/Yoshimoto
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In 2013, the then Minister of Human Development and Public Services with support from UNICEF developed a comprehensive strategy to enable one million additional children and youth to claim their right to education.

The Government-led Go-to-School Initiative 2013-2016 has four key outcomes that are well aligned with the priorities of the Education Sector Strategic Plans of the three Ministries of Education:

Outcome 1: Equitable access to quality formal basic education expanded to all school-aged boys and girls.

Outcome 2: Marginalised, out-of-school children realise their rights to education through innovative and diverse delivery of basic education.

Outcome 3: Unemployed and vulnerable youth are empowered through access to alternative education programmes and gainful employment.

Outcome 4: Education authorities and school management, strengthened in leadership skills and commitment to the provision of quality education for all.

The Go-to-School Initiative is essentially a three-year fast-track programme that aims to achieve its overarching goal of providing education opportunities for one million children and youth.





Go‐2‐School Initiative 2013‐2016: Educating for Resilience

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