Project profile — Girls’ Education in Conflict-affected Areas in Nigeria - Response to COVID-19


Save the Children Canada (22502)
2020-02-26 - 2022-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Nigeria (100.00%)


• Education policy and administrative management:
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (6.00%)
Education facilities and training (11120) (10.00%)
Teacher training (11130) (10.00%)
• Primary education:
Primary education (11220) (40.10%)
Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (4.00%)
• Secondary Education: Secondary education (11320) (29.90%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• 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 (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This portion of the larger project works to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, through supporting the targeted states in printing and distributing information, education, and communication materials on COVID-19 health precaution measures. The project aims to procure solar powered radios to support remote learning for children’s reading circles, which is predominantly comprised of girls. The project also works with state teachers to ensure that the radio-based lessons are being delivered in mathematics, English, and basic science.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased equitable access to safe, secure, quality, inclusive education and learning by girls, adolescent girls, and women, including those with disabilities, in crisis- and conflict-affected and fragile situations and humanitarian settings; and (2) improved equitable and coordinated provision of innovative, safe, quality, gender-responsive, and evidence-based formal education, for crisis girls, including those with disabilities, in crisis- and conflict-affected and fragile situations and humanitarian settings.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) established 872 learning circles to continue schooling despite the coronavirus (COVID-19) related school closures; and (2) procured and delivered to learning circles, 872 solar-powered radios, so children could listen to state-provided lessons. This resulted in 8,720 children (of whom 4,447 are girls) continuing their education during the school closures.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
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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