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Launch of AELVC program 2019-2020 in Burundi

2019-09-09

The program to support Access to Education and Leadership of Vulnerable Children (AELVC) for the 2019-2020 school year has just started on Monday, September 9th 2019 in Burundi.

This program, which overall objective is to contribute to the access and maintenance of the most vulnerable children in the education system, targets three (3) key results:

Outcome 1: At least 75 children from the most discriminated and most vulnerable households in the intervention area - 75% of whom are marginalized (eg Batwa, albino), 50% out of school and 50 % of girls – are returned or enrolled in school during the 2019-2020 school year, by a support for the payment of school fees, including the provision of school kits

Outcome 2: The capacity of 2,250 school children, including 75 vulnerable children, is strengthened in cultural leadership and citizenship for understanding the rights and protection of vulnerable children

Outcome 3: Collection mechanisms / tools and a database are developed and implemented to monitor the educational and social status of vulnerable children

The NGO “Ensemble Pour Promouvoir le Développement Socio-Economique Durable” (EPDSED), the program partner for the implementation at the local level, has delivered school kits to vulnerable children in Rutana province, with the support of the Nigerian Embassy in Burundi.

The program's activities are continuing, including the study on the socio-economic situation of households in five (5) districts of the city of Bujumbura (Buterere, Kanyosha, Mutakura, Musaga and Cibitoke) and in the province of Rutana on the period from 10 to 30 September 2019. This study will identify the households to be supported under the project and will also be an opportunity to sensitize vulnerable populations and households on the right to education of all children.

It should be noted that Engaged for Children (EFC)’s AELVC program is an annual sponsorship program aimed at contributing to the preservation of the achievements in education for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.



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