In the Philippines, early learning opportunities and quality education remain out of reach for many children, especially those in disadvantaged situations or living in remote areas. In multigrade schools, teachers struggle to provide a diverse group of learners with quality education.

This three-year project, which started in 2017, aims to improve quality of and the access to education for children with multigrade schools in remote areas in Northern Samar in the Eastern Visayas region.

The programme pursues specific strategies to improve the delivery and quality of multigrade education with engagement of parents and communities with multigrade schools, capacity building in multigrade teaching and continuous mentoring and supervision. In the end, 100 multigrade schools in Northern Samar with approximately 2,500 pupils will benefit from these interventions and 300 multigrade teachers and supervisors will be trained.

Founded in 1946 and mandated by the United Nations General Assembly and guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF advocates for the protection of children's rights, helps children across the world meet basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. Working in 190 countries and territories to translate the commitment to the wellbeing of children into practical action, UNICEF focuses special efforts on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.