Educo in Niger
The increase in armed violence in the Liptako-Gourma region, which encompasses the border area of eastern Mali, northeastern Burkina Faso and western Niger, is having a devastating impact on the survival, education, protection, and wellbeing of children in Niger.
In the Tillabéri region alone, a total of 680 primary and secondary schools have closed, affecting more than 58,078 boys and girls. Educo has worked in Niger since 2020, implementing education programs for refugee and internally displaced students. This includes building classrooms and latrines in schools and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps, and initiatives to strengthen the resilience of young people.