Project profile — Educating Vulnerable and Hard-to-Reach Women and Girls in Nigeria-Response to Coronavirus (COVID_19)


Plan International Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011149)
2019-12-23 - 2023-11-15
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Nigeria (100.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Teacher training (11130) (16.00%)
• Primary education:
Primary education (11220) (40.00%)
Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (18.00%)
• Secondary Education: Secondary education (11320) (20.00%)
• Water And Sanitation: Basic sanitation (14032) (6.00%)

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)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
• 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 developing and disseminating information, education, and communication materials, including SMS and pre-recorded radio messages promoting prevention at the community level. This project also aims to procure radio for girls and vulnerable families to ensure that girls can continue with their remote learning. Previously planned community engagement activities have been revised to sensitize key groups to COVID-19 issues. As well, construction and rehabilitation activities have been modified to include hand-washing stations in formal and informal school locations.

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 2022 include: (1) distributed 500 radios to 30 safe spaces used for awareness campaigns such as COVID-19 prevention and back-to-school information; (2) held 40 sensitization sessions with parents and community leaders on COVID-19 prevention and symptoms; (3) sent 2,372 COVID-19 prevention messaging via text to community members, leaders and parents; and (4) provided 1,650 children and adolescents (of whom 54% are women and girls) with psychosocial support and activities.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
26-09-2023 Disbursement $14,616
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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