Build a Future

In partnership with EAC, Save the Children is implementing the Build a Future project in Côte d’Ivoire. Build a Future seeks to strengthen the capacity of communities that have been affected by over a decade of conflict to provide quality primary education for their children.

Build a Future

In partnership with EAC, Save the Children is implementing the Build a Future project in Côte d’Ivoire to work with communities affected by over a decade of violence to create opportunities for children to access quality primary education. 

The project addresses the need for increased access to education in Côte d’Ivoire by encouraging communities without access to public schools to take ownership for the construction and running of their own community school. The project involves building 300 temporary and 450 permanent classrooms in 180 communities. Communities are selected that demonstrate a clear willingness and ability to support the project and supply labour, materials and time in the development of their schools. These communities are rewarded with support both financially and in terms of capacity building to develop and launch their schools.

Geographic areas that are being targeted by the project include Odiénné, Korhogo, Bouaké and Bondoukou in the Northern and Central regions of Côte d’Ivoire.   

The project seeks to help enrol 28,800 out of school children in the newly constructed schools.

Project finished


Save the Children

Save the Children and Educate A Child have partnered in Côte d’Ivoire and Thailand/Myamar to help children affected by conflict to enrol and stay in school. In Ethiopia, the Save the Children and EAC partnership is working to reach the most marginalized children across five regions, three major cities, and two refugee camps with quality primary level education.


Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire

Situated in West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire shares borders with five other countries. Once considered the jewel of West Africa, due to its modern cities and steady economic growth, Côte d’Ivoire has been embattled of late, grappling with the aftermath of a protracted political/military conflict that boiled over in 2010. However, the country has begun to consolidate the gains of relative peace, political stability and community development initiatives. Still, increasing demographic pressures and economic stagnation weigh heavily over Côte d’Ivoire’s education sector.