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Basic Education Assistance for Mindanao in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

The Basic Education Assistance for Mindanao program in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BEAM-ARMM) focuses on the most disadvantaged, poor and conflict affected communities. This program tackles the issue of low numbers of children who enroll in school, and stay to complete their schooling. It also addresses poor learning results in elementary and secondary schools.

It will enable about 40,000 children to access pre-school and elementary school. It will provide: pre-school classes in around 1,300 remote Muslim communities; education for children affected by conflict; 1,500 classrooms; and 100 water facilities. It will establish six centres to produce learning materials and provide health programs in 300 schools. It will improve livelihood skills for 15,000 out-of-school youth. The overall program spans six years (2011-2017) but will be start out as a four year input (2011 to 2015).


heading fold Results to date

  • Grant Agreement signed with Stichting BRAC International on 7 February 2012. Preparatory activities are ongoing:
    • Teacher guides and instructional materials development and production.
    • Recruitment and contracting of PMU staff.
    • Preparations for capacity building of DepED ARMM.
    • Contract signing with NGOs as service providers in community mobilisation.
  • Ongoing implementation of Islamic responsive preschool curriculum in 300 conflict-affected areas in Mindanao and 225 public elementary and private Madrasah schools outside of ARMM.
  • Ongoing implementation of Essential Health Care Program in 10 pilot schools in Lanao Sur and Maguindanao.
  • Ongoing tender process for a Managing Contractor for BEAM-ARMM Components 1b and 3.
  • Ongoing transition support to DepED ARMM.


Current Stage
Started 2011 Implementing Completion 2015



The following documents describe in more detail the Basic Education Assistance for Mindanao in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao initiative*. Documents are uploaded as the initiative progresses. Documents are uploaded as the initiative progresses.

Find out more about the aid management cycle and the documents you can expect to find.

Subsidiary Agreement 1
Monitoring Report

Subsidiary Agreement 2
Grant Agreement between AusAID and Stichting BRAC International for Alternative Delivery Model (ADM) for Education in ARMM, and Project Design Document
Component 1a: Early Childhood Education—Project with UNICEF—Annual Report 1 May 2011 to 30 April 2012
Component 2: School Health Project—Project with GIZ/Fit for School—Annual Progress Report
Component 4: Alternative Delivery Model of Education for Children in Remote Communities—Project with BRAC—Progress Report


*The Australian aid program is committed to publishing documents and data concerning Australia’s official development assistance in a way that is comprehensive, accessible and current. Our practice is to publish documents once finalised and where appropriate after the partner government and any other partners directly involved in the delivery of the initiative have been consulted. Not all material published on this site is created by the Australian aid program and therefore not all documents reflect our views. In limited circumstances some information may be withheld for reasons including privacy and commercial sensitivity.

Last reviewed: 1 November, 2013