|Let’s welcome education|
|Objectives and results|
Increasing accessibility and quality of primary education in the Grande Sido (Chad) in an integration process between refugee and local population.
The project takes place in the area of the Grande Sido - an area in the south of Chad - which since 2004 has been hosting a refugee camp for refugee families
coming from the neighboring Central African Republic after the attempted coup of 2002 and the violent clashes that followed.
The social and economic impact of the refugee camp in the territory of Yaroungou and the integration with the local population calls for a strengthening of basic social services - especially education, - which plays a key role in fostering the development of the region.Problems to solve
The Moyen Chari Region - and in particular the Department of the Grande Sido - is among the areas with the highest illiteracy rate in Chad.
The weakness of the education system is due to a number of factors including: the precarious state of school infrastructure (school buildings made of straw or makeshift materials, lack of water and sanitation,) overcrowded classes (up to 150 pupils per class,) inadequate teaching materials, lack of qualified teachers and the disruption of classes in the event of bad weather. These problems are mostly associated with the general weakness of institutions and the low purchasing power of local and refugee populations, who are often unable to bear the necessary expenses for children schooling.