Project profile — Education for Crisis-Affected Girls in Eastern DRC

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Education for Crisis-Affected Girls in Eastern DRC - Overview
Save the Children Canada (XM-DAC-22502)
2020-02-26 - 2023-06-30
Country / region • Congo, Democratic Republic (100.00%)
Sector • Education, Level Unspecified
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (15.00%)
• Education, Level Unspecified
Education facilities and training (11120) (25.00%)
• Education, Level Unspecified
Teacher training (11130) (20.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (5.00%)
• Water And Sanitation
Basic sanitation (14032) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (25.00%)
Policy marker • Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to support the reintegration of child survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) into a safer school system in the conflict-affected and marginalized communities of North and South Kivu in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The project works to improve girls’ access to education and strengthening education systems to be gender-responsive. The project also works to provide immediate psychosocial, emotional and material support to reintegrate child survivors of SGBV into school. The project seeks to tackle harmful gender norms and gender inequality at the household, school and community level by promoting positive gender norms. Project activities include: (1) providing social and emotional support, as well as materials and financial support to 900 SGBV survivors and other vulnerable girls and boys to pursue formal and non-formal education; (2) providing training to 780 education leaders or members of school governance structures (school management committees, parent and student associations) on positive gender norms, and the provision of an inclusive, safe, gender-responsive school environment; (3) improving the capacity of 1,445 teachers (of which 466 are women) to deliver protective, inclusive, gender-responsive instructions to girls, including survivors of SGBV. The project aims to target some 30, 675 direct beneficiaries, including 14, 025 girls and 14, 025 boys between the ages of 6 and 16, and 720 girls and 180 boys survivors of SGBV. The project also aims to reach approximately 87, 600 indirect beneficiaries to receive key messages to raise awareness and strengthen attitudes towards girls’ education.

Expected results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased equitable access for girls and adolescent girls, including survivors of SGBV, to safe, quality and inclusive formal and non-formal learning opportunities; (2) improved quality, safety and gender responsiveness of learning environments conducive to the protection and retention of girls and adolescent girls, including survivors of SGBV; and (3) increased commitment of State and non-State actors to prioritize gender responsive and safe education for girls and reduce SGBV at district and national levels.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) 433 children (245 girls and 188 boys) who had dropped out of school were integrated into available academic upgrading centres; (2) 3,022 children (1,540 girls and 1,482 boys) re-entered the school system; (3) 100 facilitators and coaches (34 women and 66 men) received training to provide them with tools and improve the quality of special education; (4) 536 teachers (197 women and 339 men) received training on protection, psychosocial care and gender-based violence. Greater collaboration was noted between teachers from partner schools and the community-based protection networks, making it easier to identify and refer protection cases; (5) 91 high-ranking officers (23 women and 68 men) participated in training sessions on international humanitarian law and the protection of children and schools; (6) the organization Geneva Call facilitated 2,097 long-distance exchanges aimed at armed non-state actors; and (7) 464 members of community-based protection networks (232 men and 232 women) received training on various topics, including child protection, sexual and gender-based violence, and psychosocial support.



Original budget $1,050,000
Planned Disbursement $0
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