KEEPING GIRLS IN SCHOOL

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BACK GROUND

The Government of the Republic of Zambia and the World Bank entered into a financing agreement (IDA Credit) on the 6th of January, 2016 to implement the Girls Education and Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods (GEWEL) Project.

• The GEWEL Project aims to increase access to livelihood support for extremely poor rural women and improve access to secondary education for disadvantaged girls identified from extremely poor households in selected districts

• The project commenced in January 2016 and was expected to be implemented for a period of four (4) years up to September 2020. The Project duration, has now been extended to end in April, 2024.

• The Ministry of Education is implementing one of the GEWEL Project component namely, Keeping Girls in School (KGS) Initiative in 49 selected districts across the 10 Provinces of Zambia

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Support Systems

Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM)

The project, in its implementation process has developed a number of system to support the learners; among the system developed the grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM).  GRM is a system through which queries or clarifications about the project are responded to, problem that arise out of implementation are resolved, and grievances are addressed efficiently and effectively.

Case Management system (CMS)

The CSM is core to the KGS project objective of increase access, participation, retention and progression of vulnerable adolescent girls in secondary education. The CMS interventions target three categories of girls, namely;

i) Girl at risk of missing school days or dropping out;

ii)Girl who have dropped out of school already and 

iii) the eligible but out of school girls who may require extra support to enroll.

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