About Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL)
The CSTL programme was unanimously adopted by the Education Ministers of all Member States of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) at a meeting in Zambia on 4 July 2008. CSTL supports Education Ministers fulfil their commitments and intentions of providing quality education to all children. The programme was developed by the SADC Secretariat in partnership with MIET AFRICA, UNESCO Regional Office and UNICEF ESARO. It provides a comprehensive approach to addressing barriers to teaching and learning that are associated with health- and poverty-related challenges.
Funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the programme is being implemented intensively in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Care and Support for Teaching and Learning Phase IV (2013–2018)
For CSTL 2013–2018, the pathway of change is articulated as follows:
Systems strengthening – If Member States are supported to strengthen, expand and sustain their education sector responses to the prevention, care and support needs of children and youth, especially vulnerable girls …
Improved coordination and integration of services – If Member States are supported to partner with local services and “safety nets” that address HIV&AIDS, SRHR and other health needs of children and youth, especially vulnerable girls …
Policy harmonization and implementation – If Member States advocate for and implement policies and programmes promoting and protecting the rights of marginalized groups of vulnerable children and youth, as expressed in the regional Policy Framework on CSTL …
Children and youth in SADC will realize their rights to education, to safety and protection and to care and support.
CSTL Pulse, an online community platform which promotes engagement amongst various Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) stakeholders, is now live!Member States, Ministries of Education, schools and educators in the SADC region are invited to register as members of the newly launched CSTL Pulse site. This evolving online platform will continue to grow into a useful and robust space for … ... Read More »
- In February 2021, the CSTL Technical Committee and FutureLife-Now! Sharing Meetings were held virtually. Member States and partners shared country reports, provided expert inputs and discussed challenges experienced in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to view and download the presentations. ... Read More »
- MIET AFRICA requires a service provider to design, curate, evolve and support the Care and Support for Teaching and Learning (CSTL) online ecosystem. CSTL is an innovative approach that responds to the millions of children and youth in the region … ... Read More »