USG Supports Creation of New Policy Framework for Non-Formal Education in Senegal

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USAID Deputy Mission Director Kitty Andang at Senegal's non-formal education regulatory framework validation (second to last on the left)
USAID Deputy Mission Director Kitty Andang at Senegal's non-formal education regulatory framework validation (second to last on the left)
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For Immediate Release

Thursday, December 2, 2021

The United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting the Ministry of Education in the development of a non-formal education policy framework that will increase equitable access to education by promoting alternative education pathways for more than a third of children and youth in Senegal who are currently estimated to be out of school.

On December 2, USAID will attend a forum which will convene an estimated 100 stakeholders who will participate in the validation of the non-formal education regulatory framework. The framework will serve as a policy and operational guide for all donors and actors participating in the non-formal education sector.

Organized with support from the USAID Passerelles project, the forum will take place at the Ministry of Education in Diamniadio and will be presided by the Minister of Education Mamdou Talla.

The USAID Passerelles project is a five-year, $25 million project which provides equitable access to education to out of school children in four southern regions of Senegal (Ziguinchor, Kolda, Sedhiou, Kedougou). The project proposes alternative non-formal education pathways responsive to communities and children’s needs. Passerelles also works in targeted formal schools to promote relevant life skills instruction, and train teachers and school directors on socio-emotional learning, school related gender-based violence, and promoting a safe learning environment.

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The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) promotes and demonstrates American values of democracy and its vision of a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. Together with our Senegalese partners, USAID/Senegal provides assistance that saves lives, expands economic growth, provides education opportunities, strengthens governance and civil society, and supports Senegal’s national development plan, the Plan Sénégal Emergent.  www.usaid.gov/senegal 

Last updated: May 20, 2022

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