Annual Report Schools for Africa 2017

Annual Report


The Schools for Africa programme supports 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa to ensure that millions of children obtain a quality education, and that education provides them with a pathway to a better future.  This report highlights UNICEF’s progress and achievements made in 2017. The initiative currently operates in Angola, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

While we celebrate, the impressive gains being made in the Schools for Africa countries, we recognize that the quality of education and learning outcomes are being compromised as governments struggle to keep up with a rapidly growing cohort of young learners. Though much remains to be done, steady progress is being made in the education landscape across the region, and UNICEF and its partners will continue to work to ensure that quality education becomes increasingly inclusive.

Baraka, 5, smiles outside his home
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