Project profile — Gender-Responsive Education and Transformation - Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Right To Play International (CA-CRA_ACR-3888804218)
2020-07-15 - 2021-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Rwanda (33.00%)
• Ghana (34.00%)
• Mozambique (33.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Teacher training (11130) (20.00%)
• Primary education:
Primary education (11220) (20.00%)
Basic life skills for youth (11231) (5.00%)
• Basic Health: Health education (12261) (5.00%)
• Health: COVID-19 control (12264) (40.00%)
• Water And Sanitation: Basic sanitation (14032) (10.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to improve equal learning outcomes for girls and boys at the primary school level in Ghana, Mozambique and Rwanda, in the context of COVID-19. Project activities include: (1) developing learning content for radio and television broadcasting to promote returning to school and to mitigate dropout risks for girls; (2) sensitizing girls on mechanisms for self-protection against sexual and gender-based violence; (3) mapping and strengthening existing community and school referral systems for sexual and gender-based violence and child rights abuse; (4) sensitizing community leaders on supporting girls that are unable to access education; (5) conducting refresher trainings to teachers on gender-responsive play-based learning; and (6) capacitating teachers on gender equality, child protection, and safeguarding in crisis contexts. Project beneficiaries include 307,506 children (of which 168,825 are girls), and 231,500 community members, including teachers, mothers, fathers and caregivers in all three countries.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased continuous learning opportunities for children during school closures related to COVID-19; (2) reduced barriers to education for girls and boys resulting from COVID-19 school closures, through support to Ministries of Education and communities; (3) improved training of teachers to incorporate COVID-19 considerations on gender-responsive play-based learning; and (4) increased capacity of the community to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
15-07-2020 Commitment $500,000
29-07-2020 Disbursement $500,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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