Leave No Girl Behind Project context:
Given the large number of out-of-school girls (OOS) in Pakistan, ACTED has planned an integrated education program through non-formal based education system, which aims to address simultaneously the physical, qualitative, socio-cultural, family/community and systemic barriers to children's access. Over a period of 4 years (December 2018 November 2022), ACTED, in coordination with the consortium partners, will target the Sind (Jacobabad and Kashmore districts) and FATA areas (Mehmund and Bajour agencies), reaching a total of 5,500 beneficiaries, including 4,400 girls who have never been at school and 1,100 girls who gave up. Multiple cohorts of accelerated learning programs (ALPs), literacy and numeracy training, and skills training will be facilitated, complemented by community demand generation activities.
LNGB project focuses on girls’ education, learning and transitions to mainstream for sustainable gear and strengthened communities for girls’ learning. The impacts towards girls’ mainstream transition and communities’ acceptance and actions are inevitable parts of this project. For said purpose evaluations studies are to be carried out to measure the main impacts of project.
Purpose of the Consultancy:
Health screening of adolescent girl’s aged between 10 to 19 years at each learning centre in rural areas of Kashmore and Jacobabad. The total target of screening is 5500 spread over a period of 03 years in both districts. These beneficiaries will be enrolled in altogether 170 centres.
The purpose is to identify any health matters of girls that might affect their learning process. Consultant is expected to screen health of girl for allergies, breathing, HIV, menstrual health, nutrition status, anti-natal and post-natal check-ups, skin disease, mental disabilities, eye sight, hearing, any other physical disability and prescribe treatment, assistance or referral to specialists. The screening especially aims to focus on girls with disabilities.
Teams of engagement:
ACTED is a non-governmental organization with headquarters in Paris. Independent, private and not-for-profit, ACTED operates according to principles of non-discrimination and transparency. Our mission is to support vulnerable populations affected by wars, natural disasters and/or economic and social crises, and to accompany them in building a better future; thus contributing to the Millennium Development Goals. ACTED ‘Links Relief, Rehabilitation and Development’ to provide continued support to vulnerable communities as their needs evolve. ACTED has been present in Pakistan since 1993 with assistance ongoing presently in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Azad Jammu Kashmir. The country programme comprises of four key pillars: Pillar 1 – Humanitarian assistance – Through this component, ACTED supports the emergency and early recovery needs of communities following disasters. In recent years this has included support for communities affected by floods, earthquakes and the complex emergency; Pillar 2 – Income generation and sustainable livelihoods – ACTED has extensive experience in this sector including market-oriented vocational trainings, basic skills development, as well as on and off-farm livelihood assistance; Pillar 3 – Social cohesion and access to basic services – ACTED improves access to basic services through a range of measures including support for educational institutions, community infrastructure and local governance. Social cohesion is a key component to ensuring equitable service provision. ACTED’s interventions include the establishment of local representation bodies as well as supporting the rights of women, minorities and marginalized groups; Pillar 4 – Environmental protection and community resilience – This pillar aims to mitigate some of the effects of recurrent disasters, climate change and environmental degradation. Interventions start at a household level, such as construction of fuel efficient