Chad - Girls' Education and Women's Literacy Project (PEFAF)

Project Summary

Approval Date 09 Dec 2020
Signature Date 24 Feb 2021
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 8,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Girls' Education and Women's Literacy Project (PEFAF) aims to promote equality and equity in access and quality of education for girls and functional literacy for women in Chad. It will help to increase the enrolment of girls in middle and general secondary and vocational schools. The project mainly concerns the rehabilitation/construction of two (2) schools (rehabilitation of the school complex in Amriguébé in N’Djamena and the construction of a new girls’ high school in Massakory (Hadjer Lamis). PEFAF includes to (i) provide the two (2) establishments with furniture, school supplies, pedagogical, scientific and digital equipment, drinking water, electricity through solar energy, a fully equipped and staffed school clinic, latrines, and computer and science laboratories; and (ii) improve the quality of education and training for girls as well as adult women mainly through greater mainstreaming of gender issues in the education programmes offered, strengthening of science studies, diversification of vocational trades to focus on job creation and socioeconomic integration of literate women. It will be financed with a UA 8 million grant from the Transition Support Facility (TSF). The five-year project will be implemented by the Ministry of National Education and Promotion of Civic Responsibility (MENPC), in coordination with partners active in the education sector in Chad, civil society organisations and youths.

Project Objectives

The project's overall objective is to promote equality and equity in access to quality education for girls and functional literacy for women to strengthen Chad's human capital. Overall, the project will (i) increase access for girls' enrolment in middle, general secondary school or vocational training; (ii) provide functional literacy programmes for women with a focus on learning a trade linked to income-generating activities; and (iii) improving the quality of education and training for girls and women.


PEFAF’s main beneficiaries will be girls and women, as well as communities in the project’s target areas. On completion, the project will help to (i) increase access to quality secondary education in a safe and healthy school environment for 5,000 girls; (ii) train 2,200 teachers, education inspectors and administrative officials; (iii) provide functional literacy programmes for more than 7,000 women; and (iv) raise awareness among local communities on the importance of girls' education to reduce early marriages and pregnancies as well as gender-based violence. The project will set up a monitoring and evaluation program to track results and impact on an ongoing basis.

Participating Organization

Fragile States Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-TD-IAE-002
Last Update 01 Dec 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Chad