Program Objective:
Improved access to quality and sustainable education.

The program aims at policy influencing around quality education with a focus of promoting and protecting human rights through Evidence Based Advocacy and Rights Based Approach. GYT through this program aims to alleviate poverty through improvement of access to quality education.

  • - To promote or ensure that universal basic education is provided to all children
  • - To ensure that opportunities exist for all citizens to have equitable access to quality primary education
  • - To strengthen institutional framework to coordinate provision of education and training towards Education For All (EFA) goals
  • - To promote alternative modes of education provision towards the EFA goals.

Education is not only a human right, but it is also an essential tool for individuals to break the poverty cycle and to building the human capital of nations. Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world and is home to 6 million children under the age of 18 of which 4 million children are of the primary school age (7-14). Though Zambia made commendable progress in increasing access and gender parity, more than a quarter million children are out of school and 47% of those enrolled in school do not complete the primary cycle.

Since the introduction of the free basic education policy in 2002, enrolment in basic education levels has steadily increased. However, children from poor households, rural children and girls are the last to enrol in school and the first to drop out, and are significantly underrepresented in the upper grades of basic education as well as the secondary level.