The Kiribati Education Improvement Program (KEIP) supports the Kiribati Ministry of Education to progress its ambitious education sector plan. The program is improving education outcomes for children in school years 1 to 9, including children with a disability.
Improving education outcomes encompasses the provision of better learning environments; improving access to schools; a curriculum that supports student engagement and self-development; improved teaching quality; and, better retention in school for both boys and girls.
KEIP provides flexible assistance to Kiribati’s Ministry of Education (MoE), adapting its support as required to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Program highlights for 2021 include:
Providing school furniture to Kiribati’s outer islands during a global pandemic presents significant logistical challenges. Furniture is being sourced from Australia, flat-packed and packaged in small quantities for shipping to Kiribati. This will facilitate distribution to 94 schools without heavy lifting equipment. Storage containers are also being supplied to ensure furniture can be kept away from the elements when not in use.
For the new schools, construction materials are being sourced from New Zealand and shipped to Kiribati. In Kiribati, a ‘kitset’ method of construction will be utilised, with kitset components being manufactured near Tarawa then shipped to outer island construction sites for assembly.
Client Australian Government (DFAT)
Schedule2020 - 2022
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