Schools for Africa
UNICEF has worked in Chad since 2004; today UNICEF is the country’s leading advocate for children’s rights and education, working with the government and a variety of domestic and international partners. In the five years from 2013 to 2018, UNICEF’s work affected more than 1 million children in Chad. UNICEF built 2,000 classrooms, created sanitation facilities, and helped enrol 68,000 out-of-school children. To create critical school buy-in from families, UNICEF creates income-generating activities to offset school costs and create parents’ associations so caregivers understand the importance of sending children to school. To promote secondary education, UNICEF is developing free learning courses for older students and offer support to Koranic schools so they can incorporate traditional curriculums into their classrooms.