Meeting Learning Needs in Crisis-Affected Northeast Nigeria
Education Crisis Response final report
Launched in October 2014, the three-year Education Crisis Response (ECR) project, funded by USAID, was initially implemented in the three northeastern states of Adamawa, Bauchi, and Gombe. To address the main learning needs of internally displaced children living in host communities affected by the crisis in northeast Nigeria, the project implemented an accelerated nine-month basic education program (equivalent to the first three years of primary education) using a non-formal/alternative education approach. The project later expanded into Yobe and Borno states, and by the end of the three-year initiative, it brought accelerated basic education and psychosocial support to more than 80,000 children whose futures would have otherwise been put on hold through more than 1,400 non-formal learning centers established throughout the life of the project.