Strengthening Civic Education in Primary Schools (SCEPS)
Date of Operation: 2009 – 2014
Primary Implementing Partner: Pact
Regions of Operation: Nationwide
Develop an ethic of civic leadership and responsibility in growing youth that will help to produce a young generation with strong self-esteem who participates in community services and promotes peace, tolerance, respect, equality, justice and dignity.
- Improve students’ discipline, reduce student/youth violence and conflict in target schools and communities, enhance understanding of democratic principles by students in target schools, and increase awareness of social concerns.
- Expand or strengthen and support existing Boy and Girls Scouts Clubs and training and mentoring students to engage in community service work in primary schools
Civics and Ethical Education is one of the core pillars of the Ethiopia’s “General Education Quality Improvement Program” and Ethiopia has a civic education curriculum. Strengthening Civic Education in Primary Schools (SCEPS) was designed to provide training, active engagement, and opportunities for action appropriate for the participating children to effectively develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes of responsible and actively engaged citizens.
Through extracurricular activities aligned with the primary school civic education curriculum, the project enables students to develop the necessary skills for exercising governance and engaging in community services that will lay the foundation for their effective civic participation as adults.
The project works with primary schools to nurture students to interact with teachers and peers, express their feelings, respect people, exercise decision making and take responsibility.
- Establish Boy and Girls Scouts Clubs in 350 primary schools
- Strengthening and supporting student governments through the provision of necessary materials and training in 500 primary schools
- Develop, print and distribute supplementary reading materials that focus on civics issues and social concerns in collaboration with the Ministry of Education