Nepal Build Back Safer Schools for All project: final evaluation report
Summary of publication
This final evaluation of the Build Back Safer Schools for All project, was jointly undertaken by Plan International (implementing partner) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2017. The report provides an assessment of the project's achievements against its two key components. The first component, 'inclusive early recovery in education' was implemented in the Dolakha District. Australian Government funding supported the provision of teaching materials, the construction of Temporary Learning Centres (TLC) and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities, capacity building of teachers and psychosocial support to students. The second component, 'building back safer schools for all', was implemented in six districts (Dolakha, Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk, Sindhuli, Lalitpur and Makwanpur) and supported the design and building of classrooms.
The evaluation found that the project had contributed significantly to inclusive early recovery in education and in rebuilding new safer schools for all. The project helped 17,213 children continue their education following the Nepal earthquakes in 2015. It provided teaching material to 133 schools; led to the construction of 167 TLCs and 81 WASH facilities; increased the capacity of 660 teachers; provided psychological support to more than 1200 students; contributed to advocacy on inclusive education; and the design and construction of 12 safer schools.