OC1.3: Chad

For a second chance school for street children (PESCER)

A landlocked country, Chad has been ravaged by decades of civil war and political instability. Although education in Chad is compulsory, around 34% of school-age children are excluded from the education system. education system. Girls, the children of poor families, are still marginalised and have very little chance of access to education.

The coalition plans to work in synergy with other civil society players to ensure that the right to education is better considered. street children's right to education in the strategic documents currently being drawn up. being drawn up. The challenges anticipated are those of making resources available at national and local level local level, prioritising the issue of formal education for street children in a context of increasing context of the rise of Koranic education and other alternative forms. 

More specifically the project will entail: 

  • Implementation of an advocacy plan through awareness-raising campaigns aimed at education authorities, partners and other state and non-state actors on the need for a second-chance school;
  • Meetings to raise awareness among street children with a view to getting them to sign up to the project (this activity will be carried out by a CSO active in the sector that has agreed to join forces with COSOCIDE). Organise project monitoring and evaluation missions in the pilot areas.
  • Advocacy session and awareness-raising meeting (parents, children, teachers and school heads) and social mobilisation (community), lobbying (allies); - Identification of at least 5 schools or pilot 2nd Chance centres (location, programmes, integration training).
  • Identification of at least 5 pilot 2nd Chance schools or centres (location, programmes, integration training, etc.).

COSOCIDE-TCHAD is made up of unions from the education sector, networks of youth organisations, women’s organisations, organisations of people living with disabilities, religious denominations, and law firms. At national level, the coalition is a member of Local Education Partners Group, Education Committees, and the Education Cluster, and at international level it has several valuable partners. 

The project will constitute a continuation of the previous project phase, implemented between April 2022 – December 2023. During the current phase, the project efforts and activities will be focused on: 

  • Internally - the organisational, thematic and operational strengthening of the coalition will ensure the sustainability of its internal systems and policies for the inclusion of women, young people and people with disabilities.  
  • Externally, the revision, monitoring, or development of new laws, strategies and other normative documents, taking into account the right to education of street children, will inscribe and strengthen the normative framework. In the years following the project, the coalition will have to ensure that these new guidelines are effectively implemented. 

To ensure the longevity of the project impact, the coalition has set in place several initiatives, which shall ensure the availability of resources and the willingness of the stakeholders to stay the course and perpetuate the achievements of the project. The sustainability efforts will focus on transparency and accountability within the coalition, awareness raising campaigns in the target locations, and participation in partner activities as well as disseminating information to partners and relevant stakeholders. 

A previous phase of the project was carried out between April 2022 – December 2023. The current project is part of the EOL extension phase of 2024-2026. Read more about the previous phase of the project here

Project facts

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213.000 USD
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Project contact
Djimramadje Djimtibaye; djimramdjedjimtibaye@gmail.com