Senegal: Health systems strengthening plus
We worked to improve the performance of the health system in Senegal by alleviating barriers to quality health services.View the Project
Plan led the portion of the initiative that focused on improving parent and community engagement in early grade reading. To do so, Plan built the capacity of school management committees in target districts to further integrate them into their surrounding communities and promote parents’ and caregivers’ active participation in their children’s reading and learning. Plan actively worked with local government officials, community-based organizations and NGOs and civil society leaders to encourage dynamic engagement in children’s education. In particular, Plan:
The Lecture Pour Tous program supported communities in six regions of Senegal: Diourbel, Kaffrine, Kaolack, Louga, Matam and Saint Louis. In all target communities, a social behavior change communication campaign was implemented to address the goals listed above in a manner that actively engaged parents and ensured community buy-in of program initiatives. Over the course of the project, Plan rigorously documented best practices, with the goal of developing a scalable and highly effective model for parent and community engagement in early grade reading. With a view towards long-term sustainability, Lecture Pour Tous developed a suite of practical tools for school management committees, such as a comprehensive guide and video series, that build off previous donor efforts and support effective school-community partnerships to improve education outcomes, particularly early grade reading.
During COVID-19, Lecture Pour Tous’ established digital networks to complement in-person networks with parents and school administrators to help facilitate the transition to distance learning and demonstrate the importance of actively engaging parents and caregivers in children’s learning, especially during school closures.
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