Planning a systemic education response to the needs of orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC) in Rwanda

Case Studies & Research
Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Scientific Research
160 p.

The objectives of the present study on education provision for OVC, as agreed with MINEDUC and CfBT, were to: Review the categories of OVC and children out of school; Review the identification and description of current education programmes for OVC and out-of-school children; Summarise what is known today of these programmes; Identify unmet needs - and/or changes needed in current OVC education programmes; Note the diversity of children, the diversity of their educational needs, their geographical contexts, social contexts, presence/absence of existing programmes in terms of geographical spread, content, etc.; List programmes needed, describe them - and fit into the framework proposed below; Develop a framework for out-of-school OVC programmes which would link with - and be a part of - the existing education system.

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