Improve education for children from poor rural communities in Niger
Oxfam has been promoting the right of all children to an education in Niger since 2001. Poor school and sanitation facilities, untrained teachers, and entrenched cultural practices discourage children, especially girls, from attending, depriving them of the education they deserve. Without action, another generation will grow up without the education that could help move them out of poverty.
With your support we aim to:
- Increase school attendance and reduce drop-out rates, especially for girls, by building classrooms; providing learning materials for children; and working with communities to encourage girls' education;
- Enhance the quality of education through teacher training and development;
- Improve children's health by providing sanitation and hygiene facilities and training;
- Support communities to lobby for government improvements to education.
Who will benefit
This year, 900 children will directly benefit from new school and sanitation facilities and enjoy improved learning conditions. By the end of the project 2,700 children will have benefited. Also this year, around 450 people will attend literacy classes, 60 teachers will receive training and support, and 126 people will receive school management training.