Project profile — Community Learning Centres for Women and Girls


Susila Dharma Association (Canada) (CA-CRA_ACR-3889170460)
2022-05-11 - 2026-11-30
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Congo, Democratic Republic (100.00%)


• Basic Education: Basic life skills for youth and adults (11230) (40.00%)
• Secondary Education: Vocational training (11330) (40.00%)
• Family planning:
Family planning (13030) (5.00%)
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (5.00%)
• Human rights:
Human rights (15160) (5.00%)
Women's rights organisations and movements, and government institutions (15170) (5.00%)

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 (not targeted)
• 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 aims to increase empowerment of women and girls aged 14 and over who have been deprived of the right to education, in selected health areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Community learning centres will provide space for 3,500 women and girls to access basic education and professional training. Also, these trainings will support participants to develop income-generating activities and microenterprise, and increase access to reproductive health information and services. Project activities include: (1) training local public institutions on gender equality, government gender equality policies and development of local policies; (2) providing reproductive health information, consultations and family planning to women and girls by local health professional; (3) training women and girls on technical and entrepreneurship skills for launching small-business or income-generating activities; (4) sensitizing community members on gender equality and women and girls’ right to education; and (5) providing personalized, gender-sensitive learning programmes to women and girl learners.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased achievement of personalized learning for women and girls in project areas; (2) improved health and reproductive healthcare access for women and girls in project areas; and (3) increased influence of women and girls in local policy and decision-making processes that affect their lives.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $189,516
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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