Project profile — Educating Vulnerable and Hard-to-Reach Women and Girls in Nigeria


Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2019-12-23 - 2023-08-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Nigeria (100.00%)


• Education policy and administrative management:
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (5.00%)
Education facilities and training (11120) (10.00%)
• Primary education:
Primary education (11220) (25.00%)
Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (4.00%)
• Secondary Education: Secondary education (11320) (40.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health: Population policy and administrative management (13010) (2.00%)
• Water And Sanitation: Basic sanitation (14032) (14.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal 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 (significant objective)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project addresses the barriers that often prevent girls and women from attending and staying in school in targeted regions of Nigeria. The project improves girls' access to education by: providing: (1) 2,500 vouchers targeted to vulnerable adolescent girls to cover school fees; (2) conducting enrolment campaigns; and (3) engaging traditional community and religious leaders on girls’ education. The project improves the quality of schools by: (1) establishing accelerated learning programs for 5,700 students (2,850 girls; 2,850 boys); (2) training teachers on gender-responsive pedagogy; and (3) supporting school-based management committees and local education authorities to implement action plans to make schools safer and more girl-friendly based on girls’ feedback. The main beneficiaries are 25,203 girls and 23,419 boys from 10 to 19 years old taught through informal and formal schools; 700 teachers (of which half are women) of both formal and informal schools; 700 traditional and religious leaders; and 120 education government officials.

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 and non-formal education, from early childhood to the end of secondary for girls, adolescent girls and women, including those with disabilities, in crisis- and conflict-affected and fragile situations and humanitarian settings.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) enrolled 8,159 girls in improved formal and informal schools; (2) provided hygiene and dignity kits to 5,503 adolescents (3,192 young women, 2,311 young boys); (3) enrolled 4,965 girls in accelerated learning programs and supported 16 schools implementing changes to create gender-safe and more inclusive learning environments; and (4) trained 3,736 parents and caregivers (1,929 women, 1,807 men) on key issues such as addressing gender barriers, including child, early and forced marriage, and gender-based violence.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
26-09-2023 Disbursement $581,298
20-02-2024 Disbursement $455,101
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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