An additional support from Norway to the education for all

10 September 2020
Le Représentant de UNICEF à Madagascar, Monsieur Michel Saint-Lot et le Ministre-conseiller auprès de l’Ambassade de la Norvège à Madagascar Monsieur Andreas Danevad
UNICEF Madagascar/2020

The Government of Norway has just signed an additional support agreement for the Joint Education Program in Madagascar. $ 4.16 million will be made available to three UN agencies, ILO, WFP and UNICEF. This covers the period from July to December 2020 to better respond to the impacts of COVID19 in the education sector, mainly in the three southern regions in Anosy, Androy and Atsimo Andrefana.

Among the main areas of focus of this support are the fight against school dropout and impoverishment of populations following the COVID19 crisis.

With this additional assistance, the ILO, WFP and UNICEF will be able to ensure the construction of 48 new classrooms, support 31,000 students for their return to school, provide 1,500 schools with recreational kits and offer 102,000 students a hot meal.

The new funding agreement was signed in June between the Head of the Norwegian Embassy office in Madagascar, Mr. Andreas Danevad and the UNICEF Representative, Mr. Michel Saint-Lot.

 

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