education project in niger
Enfants du Monde helps poor children
"My family sent the boys to school and kept the girls at home to do household", says Aminatou Inoussa, 20 years old. In Niger, four out of ten girls and three out of ten boys do not attend school.*
This is why Enfants du Monde is supporting schools in the poor districts of the capital, Niamey, and in the Tahoua region, in western Niger. They help the children of Niger: they are open to children aged 9 to 13 who have never been to school or who left school early. Thanks to these second-chance schools, thousands of children in Niger receive a quality education that will enable them to continue their studies or learn a trade.
- More than 1,200 children and teenagers are benefiting from our education project.
- Particular attention is given to girls’ education.
- The teaching is tailored to children’s real lives and needs: classes are taught in two languages – in the official language, French, and in the local language. The children also have lessons in practical subjects, such as sewing and farming.
- Following four years’ basic education, the children continue their education at a state school or do an apprenticeship.
- The teachers receive in-depth teaching training which enables them to improve the quality of their lessons.
- The Ministry of Education is considering using the pedagogical approach recommended by Enfants du Monde to provide basic education for children and young people who have not attended school.
Enfants du Monde implements its education project in collaboration with local partner associations, ONEN (Organisation Nigérienne des Educateurs Novateurs) and MdE (Monde des Enfants).