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Breaking barriers to quality education in emergency situations

Plan International has been working in Nigeria since 2014 and one of the pillars of our work is to ensure access to education in emergency situations. In Borno State, in the north-east of the country, Plan International with the support of volunteer teachers, communities and local leadership provides education to children from various communities who have been internally displaced as a result of the crisis in the Lake Chad region.

For many of these children, it is the first time they go to school. The system of mobile education put in place through this project increases access to education for children living in hard-to-reach areas where they have no access to formal schools. Beyond teaching the academic curriculum, this project also provides psychosocial support for children who have been traumatised as a result of the crisis.