Children have the right to quality education in a safe, fun, and stimulating environment. Over the years Iran has made great strides in ensuring access to education for all children. The government built schools in remote rural areas, promoted girls’ education, and established alternative educational systems, such as mobile schools for nomadic tribes. It has also helped improve the academic quality of teaching and learning. Quality education is about helping all children achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives.
To help all children access a minimum quality education, the government adopted the Fundamental Education Reform Policy in February 2012, aimed at transforming education in every aspect. UNICEF is supporting these efforts within the broad framework of the highly successful child-friendly schools (CFS) model – an integrated approach to promoting physical and emotional security, social and cognitive development, as well as health and nutritional improvement within the school environment. UNICEF is supporting the efforts of the Ministry of Education (MoE) to adapt the CFC model to the Iranian context.
Impact: With full implementation of this programme and its subsequent expansion by the government, children throughout Iran will enjoy a more child-friendly school environment that will enhance learning experiences and contribute to reducing the school dropout rate.