Project profile — Addressing the Education Needs of Internally Displaced Children during COVID-19 and Beyond

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Addressing the Education Needs of Internally Displaced Children during COVID-19 and Beyond - Overview
Save the Children Canada (XM-DAC-22502)
2021-02-25 - 2022-02-19
Country / region • Ethiopia (100.00%)
Sector • Education, Level Unspecified
Education facilities and training (11120) (60.00%)
• Basic Education
Primary education (11220) (20.00%)
• Secondary Education
Secondary education (11320) (20.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• 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)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


This project aims to support the continuity of pre-primary and primary education for internally displaced girls and boys in the Oromia and Somali regions of Ethiopia. This project addresses the gender-based barriers preventing access to education within internally displaced persons (IDPs) communities, caregivers and families. This project also aims to improve gender-responsive, safe and quality education through schools and distance education. Project activities include: (1) providing training to teachers and students on gender and age-responsive coronavirus (COVID-19) precaution measures; (2) providing equipment and supplies (for example, personal protective equipment and dignity kits) to schools; (3) establishing and strengthening community-based gender and age-responsive girls’ clubs; (4) providing girls and boys with gender and age-responsive distance education materials; and (5) providing training to pre-primary children caregivers on supporting reading and math at home.

Expected results

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) reduced gender-based barriers to internally displaced girls' pre-primary and primary education during COVID-19 and beyond in the target districts of Somali and Oromia; and (2) improved provision of safe, gender-responsive and quality pre-primary and primary education and distance learning for internally displaced children during COVID-19 and beyond.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (February 2022) include: (1) the rate of attendance by girls increased to 84 % and boys by 96% as opposed to 40% at its start; (2) two-thirds of the girls (68%) recorded an average attendance rate of over 80%, with the remaining girls (32%) recording an attendance rate of between 61-79%; (3) by comparison, 100% of the boys recorded an average attendance rate of over 84%; and (4) the project directly reached 38,690 Internally Displaced Persons ( 11,567 girls, 13,909 boys, 6,781 women and 6,433 men), slightly exceeding the project target of 38,331. Contributing factors to the increased attendance rate were strong follow-up with students by the school administration, parent-teacher associations and Save the Children’s project staff and the distribution of educational materials and sanitary pads.



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