Integrating PBEA and EiE
Pastoral Networking Cards in Somali, Ethiopia
A 1-page brief on a networking cards system used to support education for pastoralists in Somali, Ethiopia. During the past 8 years, the government of Ethiopia has given special attention and support to the development of education in pastoral areas, particularly through Alternative Basic Education (ABE). This provides a permanent educational facility for communities that are settled for at least 8 months of the year; offering the first cycle of primary (grades 1-4) in a manner that is flexible to the pastoral livelihood.
In an effort to facilitate the continuation of education during these emergency settings, UNICEF's Peacebuilding Education and Advocacy Programme (PBEA) expanded the networking cards system. Originally developed by Save the Children, these cards contain the history of the child's education so that they may easily continue education in another ABE [Alternative Basic Education] centre located along the migratory route.