Social participation in education is one of the 7 strategies of Ministry of Education & Training aimed at improving the quality of education. One aspect is socialization: apart from parent contributions, the government is encouraging all sectors of society to make more financial contributions to education. Local education authorities can ensure that more contributions come from private enterprises to reduce the burden on poor households.
But social participation to education also means: creating conditions to involve the whole community in the education development and to bring people of all ages and social level to life-long learning. Organisations of the party such as the people’s committees, and the mass organisations such as the women’s union and the youth union, and also the students’ and parents’ organisations, need to gain awareness on how to mobilise resources for education development and how to support the educational innovations.
The community can support the change processes that takes place at schools and at home but both parties need to gain more awareness and competencies on how to mutually support each other.
To strengthen the links between school, mass organizations and broader community in support ATL change processes
- To define the roles and responsibilities of WU/YU in improving the links between family-school-community.
- To guide and strengthen collaboration mechanism between mass organizations and school.
- to provide training to the provincial/district level of the MOs and support training at district and commune level