OC1.3: Burkina Faso

Strengthening Social Mobilisation for the Enrolment and re-Enrolment of Marginalised Children

The education system of Burkina Faso is widely affected by the extent of the security crises, impacting 10 of the country's 13 regions. By March 2023 the number of internally displaced persons reached over 2 Mio. people, with 58.50 pct. of these being children. 

In light of this growing number of internally displaced, Coalition Nationale pour l’Education Pour Tous du Burkina Faso (CN-EPT/BF) will through this project increase social mobilisation to enrol and re-enrol out-of-school children, internally displaced pupils, girls, and children with disabilities in secure educational facilities.

The project is building on the previous project phase implemented between April 2022 – December 2023. The previous interventions have enabled CN-EPT/BF to make valuable achievements, including enhancing its influence in implementing education policies and its abilities to advocate for adequate funding for education in emergencies (EiE), and contributing to transparency in the decentralised management of EiE.

During the previous project phase, CN-EPT/BF has strengthened its influence in terms of participation in political dialogue and in meetings with partners of the Local Education Group, as well as improved transparency in the decentralised management of education funding through citizens audit and accountability forums.

The objectives of the current project phase can be divided in three: 

  • Increased funding for education in emergencies to consider the school enrolment of marginalised children in areas facing security challenges. 
  • Marginalised children in areas facing major security challenges benefit from their right to quality education and training in a safe environment. 
  • The good practices and achievements are documented and disseminated. 

To achieve these objectives, the project will conduct several key activities, including: 

  • Awareness raising meetings for managers from the Ministry of Education. 
  • Setting up advocacy groups and conducting training workshops for the advocacy group and regional committees on EiE, advocacy and citizen control.
  • Awareness raising workshops for representatives for the communes to implement educational alternatives adapted to the emergency context.  
  • Monitoring reports on the implementation of education packages and SDG4 progress.  
  • Pleas to the Ministry of Education and other relevant stakeholders to implement education alternatives, adapted to an emergency context, as well as increase funding and adapt financial procedures for EiE. 

CN-EPT/BF consist of members with a wide range of skills in the fields of inclusion, gender, and education in emergency situations. The members will be involved in the project together with a broad range of stakeholders, among these the Ministry of Education and its decentralised structures, local authorities, education clusters and sub-national clusters, as well as host and internally displaced populations. By engaging these beneficiaries to embrace the lessons learned and good practices and incorporate them into their respective action plans and budgets, sustainable results will be achieved.

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.

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411.000 USD
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Project contact
Traore Tahirou, traoretahirou2005@yahoo.fr