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Niger: Education for all

An animatrice (trained community volunteer) in Zindigori, Tillabery, instructs children in peer-to-peer training on raising awareness about good hygiene practices.

Funding target: £250,000

Year 2 of a 3 year project
In Niger, over a million children do not go to school and those that do often stay in education less than two years. With your support, we can improve school buildings, train teachers, and help communities get the government support they need.

About the project

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.

How we are helping

Djibrilla's story

 By giving books to my village school, Oxfam has addressed one of our key priorities. We received textbooks for maths and reading, as well as corresponding teachers' manuals, dictionaries, grammar books and spelling guides. It's hard to get hold of school books around here. Sometimes we have to run all over the place to find any kind of teaching resources to help prepare our lessons. When all is said and done you can be sure that the gift of a strong grounding in reading will lead pupils on to other studies.

Djibrilla Issa Douda is 39 and lives with his wife and two children in the village of Bambaré in Tillabery. He and his wife both teach at the local primary school, which provides classes for children from years three to six.

Photo: Mohamed Mogaze/Timidria

The budget


If you would like to learn more, download the full project details here (PDF, 1.12MB).

Inspired to make a difference?

By giving directly to this project you can be sure you are transforming people's lives. All of the money you give will go towards helping provide education for children from poor rural communities in Niger. Get in touch to find out how you can help.


Individual donors:

Emma Learner -
01865 472108

Trusts and Foundations:

Kylie Sheaf - 
01865 473578


Peter William Hall -
01865 473445

If you're based in Scotland:

Angus Nelson -
0141 285 8863

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