Education Program

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that every child has the right to quality education, regardless of their location, gender, ethnicity, or social status. We support the implementation of national education programs and legislation, and we focus on improving accessibility to and quality of pre-school education, basic education, and non-formal education.
Save the Children also works on early childhood care and development, inclusive education, and education in disasters and emergencies. We have carried out major projects and programs over the years: National Policy on Integrated Early Childhood Development, Promoting the Implementation of the Law on Education and Improving the Management and Monitoring System, Improving the Quality of Pre-school and Primary Education, Education of Children from Herder Families, and Home-Based School Preparation Program.

For example, with funding from the Japan Social Development Fund, a World Bank Group Trust Fund, we implemented the project Improving Primary Education Outcomes for the Most Vulnerable Children in Rural Mongolia from 2012 to 2017. With children starting school at 6 years, there were difficulties with herder children getting a primary education. We undertook this project to improve their access to quality education in 30 soums of Arkhangai, Uvurkhangai, Dornod, and Sukhbaatar aimags, and we exceeded our target goals. In total, 8,500 children from local and herder households, and 20,000 parents, teachers, citizens, and the general public, benefited from the project.
The project titled Strengthening schools to nurture effective school readiness and learning experiences in first-grade children in Mongolia was successfully implemented in 2015-2018 with funds from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. The project reached 24 state-owned schools in Bayanzurkh, Chingeltei, and Songinokhairkhan districts of the capital city, and improved the ability of first-graders to learn and adapt to school, especially those who did not attend pre-schools or who lived in difficult conditions. The project benefited 28,000 people directly and 121,000 people indirectly.
Funded by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Promoting inclusive education for every last child in Mongolia project has been implemented in three districts of Ulaanbaatar and Uvurkhangai and Khovd aimags between 2018 and 2021. The selected target areas were Bayanzurkh, Chingeltei, Songinokhairkhan districts of Ulaanbaatar, and Uvurkhangai and Khovd provinces. The project aimed to strengthen the Inclusive Education system in regular schools and to strengthen the structure and capacity of lifelong education centers and outreach to out-of-school children. The project also engaged and raised awareness of parents, caretakers, and community members to address inclusive education. It helped to institutionalize and sustain successful models of inclusion through policy advocacy and by strengthening coordination of inclusive education in Mongolia.

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