Children with Disabilities (CWD)
Children with disabilities (CWD) are often unable to access educational opportunities because of social stigma, inadequate facilities, trained teachers and poor infrastructure. Inclusive education, rather than special education, is the recommended approach. The OpenEMIS initiative provides solutions to collect, manage, analyse and monitor data on CWD for effective evidence-based decision making and policy transformation.
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Studies show that Early Childhood Education (ECE) is critical in a child's formative years to prepare them to enter and succeed in formal schooling by reducing their risk of social-emotional mental health problems and increasing their self-sufficiency as adults. The OpenEMIS initiative provides solutions to collect, manage, analyse and monitor data on ECE for effective evidence-based decision making and policy transformation.
Early Grade Reading Assessments (EGRA)
Within the context of the Education 2030 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, the emphasis on quality education requires “smaller, quicker, cheaper” assessment programmes. Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) is an individually administered oral assessment for basic foundation skills for literacy acquisition in early grades.
Meals in Schools / School Feeding Programs
Hunger and poor nutrition can destroy a child’s ability to learn and flourish. OpenEMIS can be used to track the impact that providing school meals has on student attendance and achievement.
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
TVET activities provide citizens with the knowledge and skills adapted to the requirements of labour market trends to meet the socioeconomic demands of a globalized world. OpenEMIS is being used in a number of countries as a TVET EMIS to harmonize data from multiple sector-wide sources for evidence-based planning and monitoring.
Out of School Children (OOSC)
Schools need to identify children at risk of dropping out of school and determine specific interventions for assisting these vulnerable children. OpenEMIS helps to not only identify children who have already dropped out of school, but to systematically identify children at risk of drop out with an early warning system to help target interventions in a timely and efficient manner.
Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4)
Obtaining an inclusive and equitable quality education for all will require increasing efforts to improve people’s lives and sustainable development especially for vulnerable populations, including persons with disabilities, indigenous people, refugee children and poor children in rural areas. OpenEMIS can collect data and automatically generate SDG 4 indicators.
Tracking Textbooks Delivery to Schools
The cost of providing each student with a textbook increases because of poor security in transport and storage, and because books are stolen and resold to private schools and individuals. OpenEMIS provides a solution to track and trace textbooks from the supplier to the school using a variety of technology including web, mobile and SMS applications.
Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) in Schools (WINS)
Unsafe, unreliable, poor quality, dysfunctional and non child-friendly water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities and education in schools reduces health, impairs educational achievement and limits gender equity. OpenEMIS can provide adequate and timely information for evidence-based advocacy to reach the goal of adequate WASH in all schools.