The partner on this project, the Jesuits and the Religious Sisters have been working in the three countries for more many years during which, through providing education and other social services, they have developed several development programmes in support of the targeted countries’ development priorities.
Through various implementing agencies (of which Jesuits and the Religious Sisters are part) the Catholic Church is a key partner in the Education Sector, bringing on board technical expertise and building on close and lasting relationships with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare, Ministry of Local Government, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Youth in all the targeted countries. About 50 percent or more of the top high schools in the targeted countries are Church-run. It is safe to say that in the three countries the Catholic Church has been an important leader in the development of the education policy from the scratch and participated in implementing it over the years. Both the Jesuits and sisters have been in the forefront in the development field running programmes of community development and engaging work of advocacy.
Going forward, the two Catholic agencies will work together as one based on:
For this BPE Program, the two agencies bring on board specific expertise in the following relevant areas: