Ensuring that conflict and crises don’t keep children out of school in Chad

Photo of the week

Education in Chad. Credit: Educate a Child

Earlier this week, the Global Partnership for Education disbursed $6.95 million in emergency funding to address urgent education needs in the region of Lake Chad.

Chad has been at the forefront of several humanitarian crises and has been impacted by both the Sahel food crisis and the financial crisis following the decrease in oil prices.

The $6.95 million grant will benefit 8,500 children both refugees and displaced who will have access to school lunches and improved learning environments.

More specifically, the grant will support the construction of 86 permanent classrooms, 25 wells and 80 latrines; fund more than 60,000 textbooks and other school supplies for students and teachers; provide micronutrients and parasite treatment to students in the entire Lake Chad region; and provide in-service training for 877 teachers and functional training for more than 1,000 youths.

Ensuring that children’s education continues during emergencies is a priority for GPE, which in 2012 developed and adopted an accelerated funding mechanism to better respond to country emergencies. 

Read press release

Read blog by Alice Albright

Sub-Saharan Africa: Chad


The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat is headquartered in Washington DC and has approximately 100 staff. The Secretariat provides administrative and operational support to all its partners including...

Latest blogs

On Universal Children’s Day (November 20) GPE youth advocates will call on world leaders to #FundEducation and #ShapeTheFuture through Facebook Live sessions and by sending them letters.
How GPE works
November 14, 2017
Learn how GPE partners work together to make sure that all children receive a quality education.
GPE and UNESCO join forces to strengthen the capacity of ministries of education on EMIS in an effort to improve planning and monitoring activities and achieve better results.