Project profile — Supporting girls' education in Mali - Response to COVID-19


WUSC - World University Service of Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3119304848)
2021-03-15 - 2026-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Mali (100.00%)


• Basic Education: Primary education (11220) (100.00%)

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 (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant 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)


This project supports activities to meet the needs of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Mali. This project aims to reduce disparities in learning and academic achievement for girls from 6 to 12 years old in the first cycle of primary education in the regions of Mopti and Ségou. Project activities related to COVID-19 aim to raise awareness of good health practices in order to mitigate the impacts of the pandemic. This project will benefit 44,500 people, including teachers, parents and community, religious leaders, 57% of them women.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) better retention of and academic achievement by girls in the first cycle of primary education in the regions of Mopti and Ségou; and (2) improved quality and gender sensitivity of the primary education system.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 31, 2023 include: 1) 1,389 pupils, including 1,188 girls, have benefited from remedial courses to improve their academic results; 2) 864 members, including 627 women, of mothers' associations and school management committees in Ségou and Mopti have been sensitized to the importance of girls' schooling and trained to lobby parents to free their daughters from household chores that prevent them from attending classes; and, 3) 444 teachers, including 124 women, have been trained in inclusive and gender-sensitive pedagogy.

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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