PAEBCA : Project for the Improvement of Basic Education in Casamance

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Overcrowded classrooms, mostly in temporary shelters, a school environment marked by violence, particularly against girls… According to a study conducted in 2016, access to education is especially at risk in the two regions of Sédhiou and Ziguinchor (higher than average number of institutional and teacher-perpetrated violence against pupils). Added to this is the low learning quality: success rate for high school diploma (29% in Ziguinchor and 26.37% in Sédhiou in 2013), enrolment rate in scientific subjects (only 14.4% of students in Ziguinchor and 18.1% in Sédhiou against 32.6% nationally).

Project objective

Improve the conditions of public education services in Casamance, in order to foster social cohesion, peace and the fight against inequalities and enable the better development of basic education skills for pupils.


Agence Française de Développement (AFD – French development agency), Regional Development Agencies, Local Authorities, Ministry of National Education.

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Project location / Senegal - Sédhiou and Ziguinchor regions
Region / Africa, Senegal
Area / Access and quality of education
Duration / 2015 - 2019
The project covers / In 2019, 285,511 pupils, 980 Management Committee members (including 420 women), 5,420 teachers, 79 local authorities, 140 public middle schools and colleges benefited from this project.
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