The Republic of Marshall Islands’ Ministry of Education collaborated with partners and stakeholders to develop an Education Contingency Plan and Continuity of Learning Frameworks to increase its preparedness for future health-related emergencies.
The goal of the education contingency plan is to ensure that all girls and boys have continuous access and participate in high-quality education programmes before, during and after health-related emergencies.
Its four outcome areas are as follows:
- Safe, equity-based and continuous learning environment: All children have access to a safe and child-friendly learning and wellbeing environment
- Quality of learning continuity: All children have high quality learning opportunities before, during and after health-related emergencies
- Teacher support mechanism: A safe and supportive working environment enables teachers and other education personnel to adequately respond to the needs of all learners before, during and after health-related emergencies
- System strengthening: Education systems are strengthened and improved to ensure the education sector is prepared to cope with health-related emergencies.