One of the most devastating consequences of this crisis has been the shutdown of schools in the two English parts of Cameroon (Maclean & Kiven 2019; Tah, 2019). As a consequence, as of December 2019, 83% (5,307 out of 6,379) schools were closed, putting 81% (841,330 out of estimated 1,033,000) children are out of schools and 73% (21,128 out of 28,866) teachers not reporting to work owing to the life-taking threat posted on them and children as well as attacks on education facilities. A total of 3,918 violence incidents on students, and 1,124 on teachers were reported, more than 157 attacks on schools and 2,303 school interruptions were recorded (Global education cluster, 2020).
The conflict has also had repercussions for the education. The whole system has failed in providing access to inclusive learning. An estimated 1,033,000 school aged children have been affected by the crisis (Cametton education centre, 2019).The conflict has also had repercussions for the education. The whole system has failed in providing access to inclusive learning. An estimated 1,033,000 school aged children have been affected by the crisis. They were denied the opportunity to learn and develop themselves. Tellingly, failing in achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), specially, the goal 4: ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. The current system is leaving more than 955,700 children behind.
The main goal is to support 300,000 children return to school. Specifically, the project intends to
- Facilitate the integration of 200,000 IDP children into the school system in the different host communities in Cameroon;
- Increase greater access to nourishing meals through school canteen
- Facilitate vocational training and support 100,000 IDPs so as to reduce their dependence and to enable them to have a normal life.
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