Project Name: Education Emergency Response Project (COVID 19 Project for girls/boys)

UNICEF – Education Cannot Wait (ECW) – On going project

The EIE project is targeting girls/boys for providing distance learning education during the covid-19 pandemic in Nimroz, Nangarhar and Kandahar Provinces.




Strategic focus areas are:

  1. Support the Ministry of Education on provision of distance and other alternative learnings for primary and secondary students through radio and TV as well building capacity of teachers during this time.
  2. Community awareness campaign to promote prevention measures with specific focus on high risk areas*;
  3. Improvement of hygiene and sanitation situation in schools/CBEs in high risk areas*
  4. Mental health and psychosocial support for children.

key interventions

  1. Mental health and psychosocial support for children and youth provided

Carrying out a detailed Students and teachers in hard to reach and vulnerable areas will receive mental and psychosocial support through qualified counselors in 10 schools of the targeted provinces.  The schools will be selected through consultation with the District Education Department (DED) in high vulnerable areas, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the center and target district of Kandahar and Nimroz provinces. The consular will be assigned for three months, from 16th June to 15th September 2020, and it is highly expected that the schools will be opened till 16th June, 2020. Recruit 4 Psychosocial consular who will deliver counselling services to 2,000 children and teachers in 10 school, in which 1,000 will be male and 1,000 will be female.

  • MoE TV equipped to develop learning materials and broadcasted by Marif TV. COVID-19 affected girls and boys have access to alternative learning resources. 

An approved list of MoE TV equipment’s with budget was provided by MoE to the OFRD. As per the attached equipment’s list with budget, the consortium will assist MoE TV in procurement of required equipment’s as per the list provided by MoE. Meanwhile, the consortium will provide the transportation cost to the 150 MoE TV staff for one month.

  • Awareness raised for children and youth, on the mitigation of COVID-19, based on the WHO and MoPH guidelines, through TV programs, and cartoon magazine in targeted provinces. Teachers and School Management Shura (SMS) members can provide appropriate COVID-19 awareness campaigns to children and communities:

The consortium will broadcast different TV and Radio programs on the mitigation of COVID-19 pandemic based on WHO and MoPH guidelines and would facilitate face to face workshops for small-groups in the targeted provinces and districts. In addition, around 90,000 copies of a cartoon magazine will be printed and disseminated in the targeted provinces (among the most vulnerable students).  For easy and low cost awareness programs, local Mosques and Mullah Imams will be utilized on sharing COVID-19 prevention information. The consortium will also provide intensive prevention information to students at school level through general education teachers.

  1. Produce 2 TV and radio messages, up to 30 seconds for Kandahar and Nimroz provinces to mitigate COVID-19 based on WHO and MoPH guidelines. The messages will be both for male and female.
  2. Broadcasting both TV and Radio messages for 12 times (6 times each) in Kandahar and Nimroz provinces through provincial TV and radios. The audience will be around 43,150 female and 78,000 male.
  3. Conduct 10 awareness-raising events (Small-groups) for local communities in the targeted provinces (District and village level). The awareness raising events will be happened in small groups by following social distance and health measures. The programs will be implemented in an open space, with minimum two meters of distance between each participant. The beneficiaries of the activity will be 66 female, and 134 male.
  4. Utilize local Masques’ speakers for public awareness messages through Mullah Imams. The messages will be reached out to 5,000 female and 11,930 male.
  5. COVID-19 prevention messages display on billboards in crowded areas at the district level. The messages will be reached out to 20,000 female and 45,000 male.
  6. Design, print and distribution of 90,000 copies of cartoon magazines (sample of the magazine is attached) to students (Enrolled and OOSC) through Mosques, SMSs and School administration. 70,519 magazines will be for men and 19,941 will be distributed for female students.
  7. Conduct three capacity-building workshops for the MoE’s staff, TV, and radio officials to use the RUMIE app through TV and radio. The program will be implemented virtually (online) to the target beneficiaries, with printed guidelines and materials. The beneficiaries will be 11 female and 38 male.
  8. Carry out 12 live conferences for students to answer their questions and any problems that they face by the use of the RUMIE app. The conferences will be implemented virtually through an online platform, with supplementary printed materials and guidelines. The participants will be 500 females and 730 males.
  9. Purchase of RUMIE app
  • Students and teachers at school in the high risk areas are provided with sufficient hygiene and awareness raising materials.

Students and teachers at school level will be provided sufficient hygiene and awareness trainings and materials to assure all students and teachers are safeguarded from COVID-19. Around, 12,000 hand washing packages will be provided to students and teachers in the targeted provinces. Distribution of 12,000 hand washing packages, include hand washing soaps, with masks to students at schools with high risk to 6,000 male, and 6,000 female. 2,000 girls and 3,000 boys will have access to safe drinking water and hand washing facilities.