Canada announced $67.2 million in development assistance funding for projects supporting the education of children and youth in forced displacement.
This funding is distributed as follows.
Projects resulting from the Together for Learning call for projects
Brighter results: Strengthening civil society organizations for the education of displaced children
$6 million (between fiscal years 2022 to 2023 and 2025 to 2026)—Save the Children Canada
This project aims to improve equitable and inclusive learning outcomes for refugee, internally displaced and host community children, especially girls, adolescent girls and children with disabilities in Ethiopia, particularly in the Bale region. Oromia region and in the Dollo Ado and Dollo Bay areas of the Somali region. , building the capacity of local organizations led by refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). This project will include training, provision of small grants to fund core and program activities, and support for conducting advocacy forums on the rights to inclusive education of displaced and refugee children with community leaders and educational. The project aims to reach a total of 120,600 direct beneficiaries, including 27,340 refugee and internally displaced children, as well as teachers and facilitators, caregivers, parent-teacher-student associations and school members.
$7.9 million (between fiscal years 2022 to 2023 and 2026 to 2027)—Right To Play
This project aims to improve the literacy and life skills of internally displaced children and host communities aged 6 to 12, especially girls and children with disabilities in Gao and Mopti, Mali, and thus increase the equity and inclusion in their communities. The project focuses on building the financial support capacity of IDP and women-led organizations through grants and empowering them to promote the education rights of host and IDP children. The project engages local education authorities, parents, and community and religious leaders to overcome intersectional barriers preventing host and internally displaced children from receiving quality education. The project plans to reach 37,550 children from IDPs and host communities, including 5,260 children living with disabilities, and 69,350 parents, community and religious leaders and other community members.
Refugee Education and Development (READ)
$13 million (between fiscal years 2022 to 2023 and 2026 to 2027)—Plan International Canada
This project aims to improve equitable and inclusive learning outcomes for refugee, IDP, returnee and host community children and youth, particularly girls and other marginalized groups facing intersectional barriers to education. education, living in conflict situations in Cameroon and Niger. The project strengthens refugee and IDP-led organizations to ensure predictable funding, build internal capacity and build advocacy networks for refugee education, poverty reduction and gender equality. sexes. The project plans to reach nearly 40,000 children from refugee and host communities as direct beneficiaries.
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$13.8 million (between fiscal years 2022 to 2023 and 2026 to 2027)—War Child Canada and Oxfam
This project aims to improve equitable and inclusive learning outcomes for refugee, IDP and host community children and youth, particularly girls and adolescent girls, living in South Sudan and Uganda. The project provides community-based organizations led by refugees and displaced people with technical and financial support, including training, and provides small foundation, direct and multi-year grants to help strengthen organizations and support sensitive education programs to gender. The project is expected to reach approximately 132,040 beneficiaries, including 61,400 refugee, IDP and host community children and youth.
For more information on the above projects, visit Call for Concept Notes: Education for Refugee and Displaced Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa
Other educational projects
Education for Venezuelans and the host community, girls, boys and adolescents in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
$5 million (fiscal year 2022 to 2023)—UNICEF
This project aims to strengthen the integration of Venezuelan refugee and migrant children, especially girls and children facing marginalization or vulnerability, into the education systems of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The project will provide remedial, remedial and flexible learning programs for out-of-school children and children who are learning behind due to school closures. This will help increase their access to quality learning opportunities. It will provide children, especially girls, with learning materials for the continuity of their online education at home. The project will also provide mentoring to school principals; pedagogical and gender-sensitive training for teachers; psychosocial and educational support for children and adolescents in reintegration; and the continuity of the education system. This project contributes to the Education Cannot Wait objectives in the 3 targeted countries.
Protection and socio-economic inclusion of Venezuelan children and adolescents on the move
$1.5 million (fiscal year 2022 to 2023)—UNICEF
The project focuses on gender-sensitive protection and also aims to ensure equal opportunities for Venezuelan refugee and migrant children and youth on the move by improving access to education, as well as life skills and to vocational training. The project also focuses on Venezuelan refugee and migrant girls, adolescent girls and LGBTQI adolescents in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana and Peru.
Canada’s support program for the education and training sector in Niger
$3 million (fiscal years 2022 to 2023 and 2023 to 2024)—Agence Française de Développement [French development agency]
This project aims to improve the education of children and young people, including girls, in Niger. It focuses on improving access and equity in education and training, improving the quality of education and training and managing the education and training system of the country. The project directly benefits students – of whom girls make up 42% of the primary school total and 35% of the secondary school total – and teachers from preschool through university.
Girls Education South Sudan
$1 million (fiscal year 2021 to 2022) – UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Implementing part of Canada’s commitments to the G7 Charlevoix, Girls’ Education South Sudan’s (GESS) overall goal is to increase girls’ enrollment in primary and secondary schools across the country. Canada has already committed $19.2 million for the project from 2020 to 2023. This additional $1 million contribution will enable GESS to train teachers, increase completion and transition rates for second-grade learners. primary and secondary cycle through a mentoring program and to strengthen the inclusion of people with disabilities. This additional support also aims to mitigate the negative impacts on learners, especially girls and persons with disabilities, resulting from prolonged school closures due to COVID-19.
For more information, see Canada’s commitments to the G7 Charlevoix.
Supporting Inclusive Education in Jordan through Accelerating Access Initiative Phase ll
$10 million (between fiscal years 2021 to 2022 and 2024 to 2025)—Jordanian Ministry of Education
This project aims to improve learning outcomes for children and youth in Jordan, regardless of nationality, through formal and non-formal programs that provide equitable, quality education in safe and supportive environments that promote learning. learning, life skills, work readiness, gender equality and inclusion. Canada has already committed $5 million to this project. This additional $10 million contribution will support Phase II of the project, which aims to improve enrollment and retention of the most marginalized students, especially girls and children with disabilities.
Building the data and evidence base in the education of refugee and displaced children
$3 million (between fiscal years 2022 to 2023 and 2024 to 2025)—Interagency Network for Education in Emergencies
This project aims to improve the outcomes of equitable, gender-responsive, inclusive and quality education and lifelong learning for all populations affected by different forms of crisis. The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) will do this by producing rigorous, accessible, relevant and improved data and evidence to inform policy and practice in education for children and young refugees, forcibly displaced and host communities. This project builds on a previous INEE-led initiative, which was funded by the Charlevoix Education Initiative and resulted in several important reports and contributions to data and evidence on learners, especially girls , affected by crises and conflicts.
Data for Change II: Improving Educational Outcomes for Girls and Adolescents in Refugees and Host Communities
$3 million (between fiscal years 2022 to 2023 and 2024 to 2025)—Together for Girls
This project aims to increase the availability and analysis of evidence related to girls’ and women’s education in fragile and humanitarian contexts. Aligned with Data for Change I, this next phase of work is expected to improve educational outcomes for refugee, displaced and host community girls and adolescents by improving the use of evidence-based and solutions to provide accessible and high quality information. quality, gender-responsive and innovative formal and non-formal education for refugee, displaced and host community girls by governments, donors, implementers and other key stakeholders. Program activities will prioritize countries and regions hosting refugees and other forcibly displaced populations, including Kenya, Colombia (target countries of the Together for Learning campaign), countries in the Northern Triangle (El El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) and Uganda. It will also prioritize work in sub-Saharan Africa with women’s rights organizations.