Project

The Expansion Project of Support to the Education of OOSC

Through the Expansion Project of Support to the Education of Out of School Children and in partnership with EAC, CARITAS Congo ASBL will provide access to primary education for a total of 46,000 out of school children, and create conditions to significantly reduce the dropout rate in the provinces of Orientale, Equateur, Katanga and Kasai Occidental.

The Expansion Project of Support to the Education of OOSC

Project outcomes include the reintegration and successful completion of a full cycle of primary education for 46,000 OOSC; access to quality education and improved study conditions for 11,500 OOSC annually; an increase in the knowledge, skills, and capacity of 3,000 community leaders, local authorities, and local NGOs on children’s rights and protection and effective advocacy for the reintegration of OOSC; and School Management Teams with the basic knowledge and skills in accountability and transparency and committed to participatory school management.

This project relies on raising awareness among school authorities and the community about children’s rights to education and fosters the integration of local public and private stakeholders for collective support of education for OOSC.  Financial and economic viability is strengthened by the capacity-building of parent committees and school management committees.  Parent committees and volunteers will facilitate the project’s local ownership by forming active associations at the project sites. 

Partners

Caritas Congo

Caritas Congo ABSL in partnership with EAC will provide 46,000 students who are currently out of school in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a complete primary education.

Countries

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the African continent’s second largest country in terms of sheer landmass and shares borders with nine other countries. The DRC is endowed with enormous natural resource wealth, such as gold, copper, cobalt and uranium, and approximately 34 percent of its territory is fertile, arable land. However, the country’s natural resources have, over the years, proven burdensome, as they have engendered corruption at the highest levels and sustained armed conflicts.