Project 38: Improving the conditions for quality education

Country(ies) involved: DRCKivu Children and youngsters supported: 4400

Improving educational support and sanitary conditions in 10 schools in Kivu

Country: DRC
Children and youngsters supported: 4 400
Budget: € 60 867,95

With a view to improve the quality of education and school retention, Congolese association Life Action, a member of IDAY-DRC/Kivu, seeks to strengthen both the capacity of education stakeholders and the health of pupils and teachers in school. The first component of this project consists in training parents and teachers on school management and pedagogic support to the pupils. In parallel, Life Action also intends to raise the nutrition level in 10 schools through the establishment of school canteens. Community fields managed by mutual aid committees of parents will be created to supply healthy food to the schools. The committees will grow in turn corn, beans, soybeans, peanuts, rice, high value nutrition plants and other plants such as Artemisia annua known for its anti-malaria properties.

IDAY-DRC/Kivu will advocate with the Ministry of Education and international actors such as the World Food Program (WFP), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and UNICEF so that they take their responsibilities in implementing the measures needed to improve the learning conditions.

Expected results
– Strengthened pedagogical capacities
– 30 members of the 10 parents’ committees are trained
– 60 school staff members are trained, supervised and followed-up on their pedagogical skills
– 12 hectares of community fields cultivated by the parents
– 1 school canteen operational in each of the 10 school
– 5 Community fields supplying the canteens with fresh products after 3 months of implementation
– Access to adequate food at school for 4400 pupils
– Improved learning conditions through better nutrition and health
– Attendance rate among the beneficiary pupils stands at 80%
– Drop of the repetition rate from 20% to 8%
– Reduction in the student dropout rate from 12% to 2% on average

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