Education is the right of every child irrespective of their living conditions. DCI experts and partners support locally led efforts to increase students learning through a proven models for improving literacy and numeracy. In complex settings, education opportunities are often needed outside of a formal classroom. DCI works with partners and communities to develop alternative basic education and community-based education programs to build foundational skills in out-of-school children. DCI believes that education plays an important role in building societies particularly those affected by the conflict and crisis, and it prepares people for a peaceful future. Under education thematic area, DCI initiatives are listed below:


  • Established Community Based Education Classes in remote areas of Wardak Province of Afghanistan.
  • Distributed Teaching & Learning Material (TLMs) and other supplementary reading materials for literacy and numeracy.
  • Provided teachers training on community-based education to teachers in Wardak Province of Afghanistan.
  • Conducted Literacy and numeracy learning assessments of formal school learners from 2013 to 2019 in Baluchistan province of Pakistan in partnership with UKAID’s nationwide assessment initiative to develop an Annual Education Status Report (ASER) for Pakistan.
  • Provided training to teachers on emergency education in disaster affected communities in Baluchistan Province of Pakistan that resulted in educating flood affected girls and boys to continue their education in emergency.
  • Conducted educational assessment in Baluchistan Province of Pakistan to assist the Provincial Education Department in identification of communities for establishment of primary schools under CIDA funded education project.
  • Conducted third-party monitoring for girls’ education project.
  • Provided vocational educational trainings to IDPs to improve their socio-economic condition and strengthen their self-sufficiency thru vocational skills in KPK Province of Pakistan.
  • Conducted Teacher Survey for Public Policy Review Center (PPRC) in three provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan.


  • Established CBE classes for grades1-5: 20
  • Conducted literacy and numeracy learning assessment of formal school kids: 2,500
  • Teachers trained on emergency Edu: 50
  • Supported children education: 2,000 
  • Conducted an educational assessment to identify communities for establishing school.
  • Provided vocational trainings to IDPs: 400  


  • Pakistan: 5 Districts of Baluchistan Province, 3 Districts of KPK Province
  • Afghanistan: 2 Districts of Wardak Province  


  • UKAID, ITA, ASER, GoB, CIDA, Private Donors