Project profile — Strong Girls, Strong Communities


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2021-03-05 - 2025-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
WGM Africa

Country / region 

• Sudan (100.00%)


• Education policy and administrative management:
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (30.00%)
Education facilities and training (11120) (60.00%)
Teacher training (11130) (5.00%)
• Water And Sanitation: Basic sanitation (14032) (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)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to address barriers that prevent children, particularly girls and nomadic children, from attending school. It focuses on Sudanese states with particularly low rates of school attendance and on states with high nomadic populations. Project activities include: (1) setting up new schools and learning spaces, including provision of gender-sensitive latrines to support girls’ attendance at schools; (2) providing awareness activities to communities to encourage school attendance, particularly for girls; (3) conducting training for teachers and other learning facilitators, parent-teacher associations, and Ministry of Education staff, to improve quality of learning and the school system; and (4) supporting schools and learning programs by providing relevant learning materials, including textbooks and dignity kits for older girls to support their attendance in school while menstruating.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access for up to 10,000 vulnerable children (of which 50% are girls) to quality education and life skill opportunities in regular basic schools and alternative learning programs; (2) improved capacity of education stakeholders to support the education of out-of-school children; (3) increased access for up to 6,000 children (of which 50% are girls) to quality education through an expansion of the e-learning program; and (4) increased access to quality education for 21,760 vulnerable out-of-school nomadic children, especially girls.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2021 include: (1) enrolled 2,681 out-of-school children (55% girls) in formal and non-formal schooling; (2) conducted 60 school enrollment campaigns to strengthen demand for schooling, especially for girls; (3) established 30 Alternative Learning Program centres to help children go back to school; (4) trained 50 Alternative Learning Program facilitators (82% women) in child-centred, gender-sensitive, and inclusive teaching methods; and (5) trained 40 teachers (65% women) in child-centred, gender-sensitive, and inclusive teaching methods.

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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