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Basic Education for Hard-To-Reach Urban Working Children (BEHTRUWC) Project (2nd Phase)

As part of the constitutional obligation and commitment made in different national and international forum Government of Bangladesh undertook four NFE Projects of which NFE Project-3 (1st Phase) was for 351,000 urban children of 8-14 years old of six divisional cities. The NFE Proejct-3 (1st Phase) implemented during January 1996 and June 2004, was successful in creating demand for education among the urban working children and adolescents and their families, social awareness towards child rights and child abuse, health and hygiene, sanitation etc., and motivation for the employers regarding the necessity of education for their employees etc. This has created the demand for a similar improved project that addresses their needs.

Based on the lesson learnt and experience gathered during the implementation of the NFE Project-3 (1st Phase) the project entitled "Basic Education for Hard-To-Reach Urban Working Children (BEHTRUWC) Project (2nd Phase)" has been planned in joint collaboration with the Government, UNICEF and SIDA (Sweden). The project is planned for the period of July 2004 to June 2009.

Objective of the Project :
General Objective (Long Term Objective):
To enhance the life options of the urban working children and adolescents to access their rights to education, protection and development and participation.

Specific objectives :
To provide quality non-formal, life-skills-based basic education to 200,000 urban working children and adolescents ages 10 to 14 years of which at least 60% will be girls.

To provide 20,000 (out of 200,000) urban working children and adolescents (13+ age group) with livelihood skills training, and access to support systems to ensure optimal use of life-skills ¬based basic education to improve their life.

Advocate at City and National levels for education, social and economic policies in favor of working children and their families and for protecting children from hazardous working environment. Increase awareness of all relevant stakeholders to act in favour of progressive elimination of child labor.

Geographical Coverage and Phasing of Implementation :
A total of 8000 centers is planned to be set-up in two phases targeting 200,000 urban working children and adolescents in six divisional cities. Of 200,000 children and adolescents selected, 20,000 will be selected for livelihood skills training. Of the 20,000 children and adolescents 15,000 learners will be linked to those organizations which provide livelihood skills training and create job opportunities for them. The NGOs selected for quality basic education will link the learners to those organizations. The remaining 5000 children and adolescents will be directly provided with livelihood skills training. Expert organizations/NGOs will be hired by the project for implementing livelihood skills training program. Increase awareness of all relevant stakeholders to act in favour of progressive elimination of child labor.

The objectives of the project will be achieved through the following key activities.

The key activities

Quality Basic Education :
Quality non formal, life-skills-based basic education will be provided to 200,000 urban working children and adolescents of ages 10-14 years of which at least 60% will be girls.

The program would be implemented by the selected NGOs in six divisional cities namely Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barishal and Sylhet. Maximum 20 NGOs having strong management capacity and a good track record in NFE activities and others will be selected following NGO selection criteria for effective and efficient program implementation. Contracted NGOs will be accountable to both the GOB and UNICEF. Each NGO will be allowed to work only in one city for the project. However, if there are insufficient number of competent local NGOs found for a city within the selected ones, another NGO out of the selected ones having professional capacity, experience and strong infrastructure in that city will be allowed to work there in addition to other areas. Minimum 120 learning centers will be allocated to each selected NGO. This would enable NGOs to strengthen their own supervision. The selected NGOs will implement the program following the implementation guidelines to be provided by the project.

Activities to be done to implement the quality basic education are

Establishment of Learning Centers : Based on the baseline survey, database and mapping and city level planning workshop the NGO will establish accessible, spacious, hygienic, and attractive and child friendly learning centers either close to children's habitation or workplace. NGOs should not hire a space owned by any project staff or teacher and should be free from any other activities. A total of 25 learners of 10-14 years age group will constitute a center of which, 60% will be female learners and 40% male learners with special emphasis on household working girls.

Learner selection : The NGO will select learners following the "Learners' Selection Criteria" from identified (through baseline survey) urban working children and adolescents that will include all form of child labor, work that is hampering the physical, emotional, mental-psychological development of children or preventing them from getting education. The Learners' Selection Criteria is attached in ANNEX-E.

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Classroom Activities

Classroom Activities

Centre Operation : The NGO will operate the learning centers for five learning cycles of eight months each i.e. for a total of 40 months. The learners will be taught for at least 2'li hours a day and 6 days a week i.e. about 2400 hours for the whole learning cycle. Completers of basic education course will achieve competency level equivalent to grade-V of formal primary education system in case of Bangia and grade-III for Math. Life skills will be covered through out the five learning cycles, functional English and Social Studies will be introduced from 2nd learning cycle. In addition to continuous assessment of learning achievement, at the end of each cycle the NGO will assess the competency of the learners.

The NGO will use the curriculum and materials to be provided by the Project. The project will provide teaching learning materials as annexed in ANNEX-C following the Project Plan. The NGO will procure materials as annexed in ANNEX-B following the procurement guideline to be developed jointly by GOB and UNICEF.

In every center, after one month of starting there have to be a laminated list with names, occupation and colored photographs of all 25 learners displayed. The NGO will be responsible for taking snapshots of learners and laminating all photographs. No learner can be enrolled after one month of starting the learning center. The learners, who can achieve the minimum competency level as defined for different learning cycles, will be given certificate after completion of each cycle i.e. after every eight months. The NGO will be responsible for giving these certificates to the learners after successful completion of each cycle. After completion of the fifth learning cycle the PIU will give the certificate to the learners. The MoPME and PIU will design and approve the layout of the certificate and provide it to the concerned NGOs. The NGO will be responsible for printing and lamination of certificates, except the final one which will be provided by the PIU. The learners, who will be dropped out from different cycles at different learning centers, can enroll in the same cycle in other learning centers provided that the learner should have completion certificate of the previous cycle.

After finalization of learners, after one month of center opening, NGOs will update "learners' data" according to the project design. The NGO will collect and update information along with the learning Achievement after completion of each cycle. NGO will also update/support the Project and provide information in updating the database with other project information like training and changes, if any, in the project staff.

Each center will be hired for 40 months and Tk. 1500.00 on average will be provided as center rent per month. Center rent will vary from division to division but not exceed Tk. 1800.00 at Dhaka, Tk. 1500.00 at Chittagong, Tk. 1000.00 at Khulna, Tk. 1000.00 at Rajshahi, Tk. 1000.00 at Barisal and Tk. 1200.00 at Sylhet. Center Management Cost of Tk. 100.00 per month will meet the expenses like CMC meeting, repairing the center house if needed, other miscellaneous costs for learning centers (of the project) etc. The NGO will be responsible for organizing CMC meeting at least once every three months. NGO Management Cost will be given to the NGO as overhead cost at the rate of Tk. 300.00 per month to meet the expenses related to the project management. NGOs will meet the expense like monitoring of the project activities by itself, coloring the blackboard, providing bulb and electric bill if needed, Auditing of the project accounts, etc. from its overhead cost. The details of the provision of fund for the NGO have been attached in ANNEX-B. Center Management Committee (CMC) Formation and Activities: The center management committee will be the key actor to involve the community people and employers in the program implementation. A local elite will work as Chairman while the center teacher will work as the member secretary of the committee. The other members of the committee will be one father and one mother of the learners, one male employer and one female employer, one representative of the ward commissioners. The committee will meet at least once every three months to review the progress of the program and take appropriate decisions. The CMCs will advise on management and development of center operation. The committee will also advocate the guardians so that the guardians and employers can understand the benefits of education and send their children to the learning centers spontaneously.


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Extra Curricular Activities : There will be a provision for extra curricular activities that include excursion and national day observance. There are three national days namely Mother Language Day, Independence Day and Victory Day every year in the country. Each center will observe national days or go for excursion visit to Zoo or similar places or other learning centers. In general, according to the demand of the learners, national days observance or excursion visit will be organized two times every year i.e. a total of 8 times for the whole learning cycle as part of extra curricular activities. Excursion visit will help the learners to exchange their views and ideas about the program and gather experience about the center operation. The NGO will make necessary arrangements for extra curricular activities as annexed in ANNEX-B.

Teacher and Supervisor Recruitment : The NGO will recruit one teacher for each center while a supervisor for 10 centers. The qualification of teachers and supervisors will be at least HSC and graduation respectively. Housewives will be encouraged to work as teachers. Preference will be given to those who have gathered experience as teacher/supervisor in basic education courses. NGO should change the Teacher(s) and Supervisor(s) with qualified ones(s) who will not be qualified in the Foundation Training(s) of the Project. One teacher should not work for more than two centers/shifts and supervisor should not work for more than 10 centers. In addition, supervisors should not work as coordinator of the NGO. The teachers and supervisors will contact with learners' guardians, employers and local community members on regular basis so that they are aware of program's objectives and motivated to send their children in the learning center. The supervisors will provide te chnical support to the teachers in conducting teaching learning activities. After successful completion of forty months course each teacher and supervisor will get certificate. Monthly honorarium for teacher and supervisor will be Tk. 1500.00 and Tk. 2500.00 respectively. Honorarium for supervisor will include traveling allowance.

maintain close contact with them through regular dialogue, meeting etc. so that the institutions! organizations make room for working children and adolescents. The PIU and UNICEF will provide necessary technical support for that purpose. The NGO will make the learners enroll in the institutions! organizations and follow-up that the learners attend the courses regularly.

Advocacy, Social Mobilization and Program Communication :
Advocacy, social mobilization and program communication program activities will be implemented throughout the project period in order to advocate at city and national levels for education, social and economic policies in favor of working children and their families and for protecting children from hazardous working environment and increase awareness of all relevant stakeholders to act in favor of progressive elimination of child labor. Advocacy, social mobilization and program communication activities will be implemented following three pronged strategies those are (i) Advocacy; (ii) Social Mobilization; and (Hi) Program Communication for behavioral change.

Advocacy : The component aims at developing a national policy conducive to a flexible, responsive, and sustainable program for working children and adolescents. To develop the policy framework the project will work with different government and non-government organizations that are actively involved in the child labor issues. Alliances will be built with partners and organizations working in the area of child labor through regular contacts, workshops, meetings, seminar and similar events. The activities to develop working child friendly policy will include TV spots, TV magazines, light box, hoarding, brochure, leaflet, newspaper articles, interactive newsletter and other materials will be developed and produced for the participant groups and implemented throughout the project period.

Social Mobilization : Social mobilization can playa pivotal role in building effective partnerships among different stakeholders to protect rights of working children. The approach will aim to bring together all relevant inter-sectoral partners for mobilizing and managing human & material resources and to strengthen participation in activities for progressive elimination of child labor and ensuring education of working children. The key participants of social mobilization will be government and non-government program managers, local level authorities, civil society members, community based organizations, journalists, etc. Various activities like TV serials, radio serials, radio magazines, billboard, rally, observance of Meena day and international literacy day, Shikkha mela, brochure, leaflet, booklet, wall and desk calendar, stickers, dangler, buntings, posters, etc. will be developed and produced for various participant groups. Shikkha mela (education fair) will be organized by active participation of the learners so that they can be encouraged to involve themselves in the learning process.

Program Communication for Behavioral Change : While advocacy helps in generating awareness about the issues and social mobilization celebrities to create an enabling environment so that partners at all levels agree to make efforts in mobilizing resources, program communication aims at changing or developing positive behaviors of primary participant groups. The program communication of the communication campaign will focus to motivate parents and employers to understand about the necessity of education for the working children. As part of the program communication programs different activities like discussion with children and adolescents, guardians and employers will be held on regular basis. Wall paintings focusing the importance of education will be erected at different places of the cities while, slum signs containing the information of the learning centers, location of the centers, available service facilities for slum dwellers, etc. will be done at the places near the learning centers. Interactive popular theatre on child labor issues and education for working children and adolescents will be organized by local theatre groups. Various lEG materials, posters, stickers, leaflets etc. focusing the child rights, role of stakeholders will be developed, printed and distributed in different occasions throughout the project period. In addition, innovative program communication activities will be undertaken throughout the project period.

The NGO will actively involve in implementing advocacy, social mobilization and program. To provide 20,000 (out of 200,000) urban working children and adolescents (13+ age group) with livelihood skills training, and access to support systems to ensure optimal use of life-skills¬based basic education to improve their life.

Advocate at City and National levels for education, social and economic policies in favor of working children and their families and for protecting children from hazardous working environment.

Quality non formal, life-skills-based basic education will be provided to 200,000 urban working children and adolescents of ages 10-14 years of which at least 60% will be girls.

The program would be implemented by the selected NGOs in six divisional cities namely Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barishal and Sylhet. Maximum 20 NGOs having strong management capacity and a good track record in NFE activities and others will be selected following NGO selection criteria for effective and efficient program implementation. Contracted NGOs will be accountable to both the GOB and UNICEF. Each NGO will be allowed to work only in one city for the project. However, if there are insufficient number of competent local NGOs found for a city within the selected ones, another NGO out of the selected ones having professional capacity, experience and strong infrastructure in that city will be allowed to work there in addition to other areas. Minimum 120 learning centers will be allocated to each selected NGO. This would enable NGOs to strengthen their own supervision. The selected NGOs will implement the program following the implementation guidelines to be provided by the project.


Cultural Programme – on Child labour

Classroom Activities

Classroom Activities
Activities to be done to implement the quality basic education are :

The NGO will actively involve in implementing advocacy, social mobilization and program communication activities. The activities to be done by the NGO are :
~ To develop a partnership with employers and parents.
~ To motivate the employers and parents to send the children to the learning centers.
~ To have proactive role in involving the community to participate in the activities of learning centers and education program.
~ To organize and facilitate the guardians meeting to review the progress of the learners, discuss issues related to the learning center.
~ To organize and facilitate the children's committee comprised of 10 members with Representative from each of 10 learning centers.
~ To facilitate the participation of employers in employers motivational workshops organized by the Project.
~ To participate in policy dialogue meetings to develop policy for the working children and ensure that these policies are included in the national child policy.
~ To be partners with organizations/alliances working on child labor issues.
~ To participate in social mobilization activities including observance of meena day, literacy day, shikkha mela etc. Also ensure participation learners in the activities of those events.
~ To ensure participation of learners, parents, employers, community members in the focus.

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Capacity Building and Experience Sharing :
The project will organize training, orientation workshop/seminars for all relevant stakeholders like PIU personnel, concerned NGO personnel and other relevant stakeholders as part of their capacity building in order to ensure effective program implementation. In addition, regular experience sharing mechanism among expert institutions/ individuals at regional and international level will be developed through establishing regional and international networking.

Each division will arrange in-country visit 3 times a year to exchange their ideas about the program and gather experience on teaching learning mechanism. Each visit will comprise a total of 25 participants of teachers, supervisors, concerned PO, NGO personnel and representatives from local govt. bodies. The concerned PO will organize and facilitate the team while the PIU will provide necessary administrative support.

Program Management and Monitoring
Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MoPME) is the sponsoring agency and the Bureau of Non Formal Education (BNFE) is the executing agency of the project. Under the overall guidance and supervision of the MoPME the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) headed by a Project Director (PO) will be responsible for overall implementation and management of the project at the central level. The PO will coordinate all activities to be implemented at different levels. The MoPME and PIU personnel will monitor the program on regular basis and provide necessary decision for improvement of the program.

A total of nine field offices will be located at six divisional cities. Each field office will be headed by a Program Officer (PO). The field offices will provide administrative and technical support to the NGO(s) in implementing the program at the field level. They will also coordinate and monitor the field level activities. Monitoring Officers (MOs) recruited under the project will monitor the program on regular basis and report to the concerned authorities.
The NGO will depute personnel as Coordinator for each city in order to ensure intensive coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the program. In addition, the NGO will have its own mechanism for program management. The NGO will monitor the program on regular basis and report to the concerned authority. The NGO will document learners' information and learning achievement and update time to time. The NGO will report the Project on regular basis as annexed in ANNEX-D.

The NGO will maintain separate bank account for this project and follow the financial management system developed for this project. Project fund will be released to the NGO as per plan and on four-monthly basis. Unspent amount will be refund to the project within 15 (fifteen) days after the expiry of each installment. No fund will be released until or unless unspent amount is refund to the project.

UNICEF, the development partner of the project, will provide technical support in implementing the project. It will engage third party(s) to undertake periodic monitoring, both physical and financial, which will ensure qualitative and quantitative aspects of the program. It will also undertake midterm and terminal evaluation of the project. To ensure the financial monitoring of the project a third party will be hired who will monitor the financial issues on random basis. The project will provide support and training on project specific financial management system, which have to be followed by the NGOs.

UNICEF and the Development Partners will ensure periodic Audit (External Audit) of the concerned NGO accounts annually.

ANNEX - A TERMS OF REFERENCE & SCOPE OF SERVICES (DRAFT) BACKGROUND
Literacy for All is a human right and essential for human resources development. The constitution of the country has clearly spelt the kind of the basic education the country must have and it enjoins upon the government to impart such education within a given time frame. As a signatory to the World Conference on EFA held in Jomtien in March 1990, World Summit for Children held in New York in September, 1990, EFA Summit of Nine High Population Countries held in New Delhi, in 1993, the Government of Bangladesh-is committed to achieve 62% literacy by the year 2000 AD and total literacy for all by 2006. The Literacy rate is expected to cross 64% by the end of 2000. The country is likely to be illiterate free by December 2003.

To fulfill the commitment, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MOPME) through Directorate of Non-Formal Education (DNFE) is implementing 4 projects at a total cost of Taka 1250 crore to cover the 34.36 Million illiterate, So far about 15 million neo literate have been covered under these projects and six districts of the country have been declared to be free from the curse of illiteracy. However from studies, workshops and seminars it appears that the neo literate lapse into illiteracy due to lack of opportunity of utilization of literacy skills. The present project attempts to address the problem as well as other pertinent issues.

The purpose of post literacy and continuing education project is (as the name suggests) to provide post literacy and continuing education. In the post literacy phase the objective is to consolidate, upgrade and fine-tune the acquired skills. of neo literate and in the continuing phase the objective is to provide them with skill training. In the post literacy phase, the beneficiaries will have opportunities for further strengthening of the acquired literacy skills and would have an exposure on the opportunities of skill training so that they can choose the skill training from the list of available and suitable skills considering the market demand and supply situation. The post literacy phase will virtually work as a bridge between basic literacy and continuing education and will facilitate the basic literate to go for continuing education. Continuing education is a broad concept, which encompasses all learning opportunities. In this project the continuing education phase includes skill training. awareness as well as increased practice of basic literacy skills by the neo literate. The purpose of continuing education is to improve the quality of life of the learners through enhanced income and gr~ater enlightenment, which would lead to general development of the quality of life of the learners and the society as a whole.

NGOs are envisaged to playa key role as the interface between the project. and the institutions involved in the project, and the stakeholder communities concerned. They would in collaboration with DNFE proved long-term support to continuities that are of key importance in dealing with the management of human resources. NGOs also have an important role to pay in creating linkages between the learner/ center and the existing credit mechanisms and resource¬user groups and technical training providing institutions.

Main Objective of the Assignment
Help the learners to improve their acquire basic literacy skills, encourage them to get regularly involved in post literacy activities and become aware of their rights and responsibilities; motivate the learners to apply their skills at individual. family and group levels (in their productive, family and societal role) ; make the learners aware of the availability of government and non- government facilitates and to provide them with the information as to how to have access to and derive benefits from these facilities; organize training to develop skills at the local levels considering; learners' demand, demand for goods and services in the local market, and available opport~ skill~training in the area; enhance the social standing of the neo literate by helping improve their living conditions and livelihood; develop technical skills and capacity of neo literate for getting them involved in continuing education activities; and ultimately, help develop the neo- literate as an enlightened and productive citizen.

Scope of Services
The program implementing NGO will provide post literacy and continuing education (PLCE) to the neo- literate male and female in an illiteracy free area with 30 female and 30 male learners in each center. Each center will operate in two shifts, i.e. one for female learners and another for male learners. The NGO will determine the shift timing in consultation with the learners and the CMC. In the first three- months of the course the learners will get the opportunity to learn about trades/ vocations so that they could choose one of them later on. During this period the learners will get the learning environment, encouragement and opportunity to mentally prepare themselves for the continuing education stage, In the continuing education phase they will be exposed to a skills training course on the basis of their choice, and future demands of goods and services in the local market and availability of training facilities. The program introduces the learners with the mainstream development activities. The program monitoring NGO, also known as PO, would provide the learners with the necessary linkage with the potential employer, market or credit institutions as well as advisory services for self- employment activities. Before they start the PL stage a test study would need to be conducted by the program implementing NGO wherein the status of the learners would be recorded. This base-line data would be the reference for evaluatiol1 of the learner at different stages of the project.

The selected program implementing NGO will make a comprehensive list of selected learners and prepare their choice of interest for skill training. Based upon the learners demand and other factors already mentioned, the divisional Technical Team will assist the NGO in getting the technical resources to meet the leamer's demand for skill training to generate additional income and enhanced livelihood and make them enlightened and productive citizens. The program monitoring' NGO, also known as PO, would be instrumental .!s a link between the learner/ center/ the program implementing NGO and the Divisional Technical Term to provide continuing education services as well as materials.

In every unit there will be prototype- hoarding signboard placed at a prominent location. The size of the signboard would be 15 x 10. Besides this there will be another signboard for each center displaying the name of the center. Prototype will be supplied by the DNFE. The program implementing NGO will be responsible for arranging the physical facilities and establishment of the allotted number of centers in cluster within the selected part of the Upazila and prepare learners choice register for skill training. Stipulated facilitators and supervisor will be recruited by the implementing NGO. It will be responsible to procure follow up materials, equipment for the PL & CE centers in consultation and agreement with the CMC. The materials and equipment will remain in the center after the project is over and will become the asset of the center and would be managed and operated by the CMC. If CMC fails, it will become property of the Government. The NGO will manage a separate current in a scheduled bank for each unit (15 centers) and present the status of accounts to the DNFE and CMC. It will maintain required books of accounts properly, using double column cashbook, ledgers, registers, bills, vouchers and records. Annual audit report should be furnished to DNFE.

Selection of Center
10. The implementing NGO would select the sites of the centers preferably with the assistance, help and support of the UNO.

Hours of Center Operation
11. The centers will run six days in a week and at least 2 hours a day, each for male and female (i.e. 4 hours in total) and remain closed on Friday or on local 'hat' day. The NGO in consultation with the learners and CMC considering the convenience of the learners will determine the timing of the centers.

Duration of Course 12. Duration of Post Literacy & Continuing Education is for 9 (nine) months; first 3 months for post literacy program, and the next 6 (six) months for continuing education program.

Facilitators! Supervisors
13. Each center will have one senior facilitator and one junior facilitator. At least one of the facilitator would be female. The facilitators should as far as possible, be recruited from the area. Education qualification of the facilitators should be at least HSC. If HSC passed female facilitators are not available then the educational qualification can be relaxed to include SSC passed females.

14. There will be one supervisor for each cluster of 15 centers (one unit) during the post literacy phase-only. The supervisor should be a Graduate preferably recruited from the local area. He! She will visit the centers regularly, and will record findings of visits and recommend suggestions in a register to be kept for the purpose. He! She will provide one copy of hislher report to the District coordinator and another copy to the head of the implementing organization. Beside, he! She will have an active role in providing training to the learners as well provide technical advice and support to the facilitators during the post literacy phase. He! She should participate monthly progress monitoring meeting of the CMC.

Learning and Teaching Materials
15. In running the centers the NGO will develop or process their learning and reading materials as necessary. DNFE may assist in this respect.

Inspection, Monitoring and Evaluation:
16. The authorize officers will regularly and intensively monitor the PL & CE centers. Monitoring Associates (MAs) and DNFE officials will also regularly monitor the centers. POs will also closely monitor and evaluate the quality and responsiveness of the activities and report to DNFE. The progress achievements of the program will be assessed on the basis of selected criteria. The project implementing NGO would also be responsible for monitoring the program every fortnight and report to DNFE within the 22nd of each month for the first fortnight and 7th of next month for the second fortnight. This will be done through the use 'Of structured monitoring formats, one copy of which will be submitted to the DCOs and the other copy will be given to the head of the implementing organization. During implementation of the program various reports and data needs to be supplied to generate reports. The DCO and the PO responsible for providing information and input of the running of the centers in the UIMU UNFEC meeting to be chaired by the UNO concerned. Similarly, the DCO would be responsible for providing information and input of the running of the centers in the DIMU DNFEC meeting to be chaired by the concerned Deputy Commissioner of the district.

Local Management
For intensive local participation, supervision and for immediate solution solution of local problems, a Center Management Committee (CMC) would be established by the program monitoring NGO preferably with assistance, help and support of the UNO For each PLCE center there would be a 5 to 7 member center management committee (CMC) to guide and direct the center's development and program. The CMC would consist of the following categories of persons:


The above committee would meet at-feast once a month to review the progress of program and take appropriate decisions. The CMCs would advise on how the center would be managed, how it would operate it, how it would be maintained, what kinds of services and activities it would provide, and how its security would be assured.

The center Committee will (a) ensure regular attendance of selected learners in the centers, (b) establish and maintain contact with the local authorities (c) hold committee meeting every month and review progress and difficulties faced by the center and take appropriate action to ensure regular attendance of learners/ teachers/ supervisors and operation of the center and take appropriate action to ensure regular attendance of learners/ teachers/ supervisors and operation of the center (d) Provide necessary information and cooperation to the District coordinator and other visitors of DNFE and others, (e) evaluate the progress as planned for the center (f) advice the NGO for: taking new initiative for prospective skills training and (g) assist in transparency and accountability in center expenditure management.

Accommodation
The program implementing NGO should ensure congenial education environment for 60 learners in two shifts, 30 in each shift. Any convenient location may be selected. Centers would be hired on a monthly/ Yearly rental basis.

Selection of Learners
The learners will be selected from among the neo-literate who have graduated from any of the DNFE projects. The age group for the male and female learners is 11+45+ years. They are to be selected by the program implementing NGO with the assistance, help and support of the PO, UNO through appropriate study/tests.

Project Finance
21. In order to meet center expenditure, Center Management & Program related expenditure, allowance etc DNFE - will Provide advances of fund to NGO in accordance with the conditions set-forth in the Contract.

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