CERF-funded Project

Nigeria

Child Protection and Education in Emergency response for children affected by conflict in Northeast of Nigeria (20-UF-CEF-056)

Project overview

The main objective of this project is to provide life-saving child protection and education assistance to vulnerable communities in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. The child protection component of this UNICEF project supports vulnerable children including through family tracing and reunification for unaccompanied and separated children; provides comprehensive case management for children formerly associated with armed groups; delivers psychosocial support interventions for caregivers affected by mental health distress; and strengthens community-based efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in children. The education component of this project provides education materials including home-/distance-learning materials; delivers educational radio broadcasts; supports alternative teaching through the use of smart phones and/or tablets for teachers; trains teachers and school-based management committees on psycho-social support; raises awareness about COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures; procures personal protective equipment for teachers, children and school committees to prevent the spread of the disease; rehabilitates of temporary learning spaces and classrooms; and provides dignity kits to young girls. The education component of the project provides life-saving assistance to 67,800 people, including 400 women, 700 men, 66,700 children, and 1,500 people with disabilities. The child protection component provides life-saving assistance to 37,650 people, including 570 women, 580 men, 36,500 children, and 250 people with disabilities.

Sector Amount in US$
Education US$2,991,767
Protection US$1,407,890