Project profile — Promoting Safe and Healthy Learning and Living


UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund (41122)
2021-03-23 - 2025-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Guyana (100.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Education facilities and training (11120) (10.00%)
• Basic Education: Early childhood education (11240) (50.00%)
• Basic nutrition:
Basic nutrition (12240) (10.00%)
Health education (12261) (10.00%)
• Water And Sanitation: Education and training in water supply and sanitation (14081) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (10.00%)

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 (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (significant objective)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to promote a safe and healthy learning and living environment in migrant and host communities in Guyana’s hinterland and selected coastal areas in Guyana. Project activities include: (1) rehabilitating community-based centres and community health facilities with emphasis on climate resistant buildings and optimum water, sanitation and hygiene facilities; (2) implementing age appropriate programming focusing on migrants and children of the hinterland; (3) assessing the state of school environments in dormitory schools and consult with all stakeholders including the children in schools; (4) drafting Guyana Standards for Dormitory Schools, including the human and financial resource needs, and monitoring tool and consistent with the Regional standards and with the Ministry’s policies and plans; and (5) increasing access to menstrual hygiene-related education, materials, and disposal options. The project expects to benefit 40,000 children under the age of 4 years, 20,000 parents/caregivers and 8,500 adolescent boys and girls in 100 communities across Administrative Regions 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 in Guyana.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased and continuous access to quality, culturally appropriate child healthcare and development services for local and migrants boys and girls under the age of 4 years living in Guyana’s hinterland towards the realization of their right to a safe, secure and healthy environment; and (2) increased access to safe and comfortable accommodation for boys and girls living in dormitories of secondary schools thereby improving performance and interpersonal relationships

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) established coordination mechanisms between the Ministries of Health, Education and Human Services, and Social Security to improve collective action; (2) provided 37 remote hinterland communities access to early childhood development and parenting programmes, up from 13 communities in 2021; (3) 1,203 key community stakeholders completed capacity-building training in nurturing care, up from 80 in 2021; and (4) developed comprehensive standards for safe dormitory schools, with resource needs and monitoring tools, for the Government of Guyana.

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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