Working in Partnership to Improve Education in Niger

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13 Sep 2011

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This case study focuses on Oxfam’s programme in the Tillabéri region of Niger, where many people have little or no access to basic services. The programme aims to improve children’s (and especially girls’) access to basic education in the pastoral and agro-pastoral communities where we work, and to improve the school environment so that fewer children drop out. Oxfam is doing this by improving water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities, and motivating teachers and children to promote good hygiene in schools and in homes. This study highlights the importance of engaging different stakeholders in the programme to tackle the broad range of educational challenges. This case study is part of a series designed to illustrate how Oxfam GB has been working with partner organisations, schools and communities to integrate water, sanitation and hygiene into education programmes to tackle some of the biggest obstacles that prevent children from going to school.