Help for education

A two-pronged educational assistance programme will receive $57,5 million over four years.

The Education Transition Fund Phase 11 will provide teaching materials and facilities at all schools, as well as boosting attendance. Part of the funds will go towards enabling more girls to attend school through a community-based bursary scheme managed by CAMFED. Some 64,000 girls have already benefitted from this scheme. Rintoul said an additional $40 million would be delivered through World Vision and CAMFED to assist a further 89,000 disadvantaged girls to complete their secondary education.

DFID also makes a huge contribution towards the Basic Education Assistance Module to support orphans and vulnerable children with payment of an education package that includes levies, school and examination fees. This enabled some 340,000 children to attend primary school in 2012 and 2013

Through the Child Protection Fund for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, children are supported to secure their basic rights and have essential needs met – including food and school fees. DFID co-finances the programme with four other donors and made a $32 million contribution this year.

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