This guide was developed by MIET AFRICA to guide SADC Ministries of Education and their schools in taking the necessary steps to build schools that are rights-based, inclusive and supportive. It is intended to support schools to operationalise the SADC Policy Framework on Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL), and provides answers to the why, how, what and who questions related to building the foundations of CSTL schools. The process has been informed by MIET AFRICA’s extensive experience gained over many years in the
implementation of CSTL programmes across the SADC region. MIET AFRICA extends its gratitude to Save the Children International and the Swiss Agency for
Development and Cooperation for providing financial support for the development of the guide. Download the guide here.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, sub-Saharan Africa was at risk of not achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The pandemic has reversed gains and deepened poverty, social exclusion and access to critical services. Further, it has adversely impacted socioeconomic, environmental and political conditions which will have a significant impact on children’s rights to develop their full potential. In the following two Learning Briefs, read about how the Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) Policy Framework provides a roadmap for Member States to strengthen their educational ecosystems as vehicles for developing human capital, and how the SADC Policy Framework on CSTL is an ideal vehicle for driving the Decade of Action for sustainable development.
The impact of COVID-19 will have an irreversible effect on progress that has been made if governments, specifically SADC governments, do not redouble efforts and move forward with ever greater commitment for adolescents’ wellbeing. Greater economic investment and infrastructure development in health, education, technology and protection is required now more than ever, as is the involvement of young people in the policy discourse.
This follows an exploratory study undertaken by MIET AFRICA and the Human Science Research Council (HSRC), the report of which has been launched today.