The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is a UN programme that provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It has been operating in Myanmar since 1950 when they helped to successfully initiate programmes to protect children against smallpox, leprosy and yaws. Over time, UNICEF expanded its programs to support the development of rural health services, basic education for children, and community water supply and sanitation systems.
The goal of the Quality Basic Education Programme (QBEP) is to support the Government of Myanmar to improve access to, and quality of, school readiness and primary level education for all children. Selected according to equity-based criteria are the 34 core townships QBEP works within: the main priority of these is to reach the most disadvantaged children and communities.
After various years of intervention, an extensive number of results had been achieved by the programme. These results needed to be communicated to various stakeholders, in a way that would be easy to understand for all.
Together with UNICEF, MDF developed a format for the township profiles. Using infographics these profiles showed in a clear and concise way the variety of results achieved by the programme; separately for each of the 34 townships.
Stakeholders interested in knowing more about the activities and results of the QBEP programme now have access to easy-to-understand visuals that show the big picture in a concise way.