Project: Inclusive Education for Peace in areas with large numbers of returnees from CAR (UNICEF)

After months of recruitment, staff orientation and establishing contacts, we're pleased to announce the official launch of Southern Chad's eductaion project.

Photo credit: Representative of the Ministry of Education, Cord's Country Director, M&E Officer of UNICEF and the representative of the Chad Ombusman

Current situation
Many Muslims are being forced to flee Central Republic of Africa conflict and are residing in the host community of Sido and Maingama in Southern Chad which is Christian
On the 8th December, Cord presented to the Chadian Government Minister of Planning and Minister of Education (as required for new programmes).  The project was approved by both ministers and Cord received on the 29th December, the official agreement from the Chadian government for the programme in the South of the country.

An official project launch meeting was organised the 7th January 2015 with the participation of UNICEF, Chadian Minister of Education, a representative of the Ombudsman (Médiateur national) and partners including Tearfund and UJMCT ( youth association in N’Djamena). This meeting was covered by Chad National Radio (RNT), Chad Television (TVT).

During the exchange, many of the participants expressed the need of extending the project period. According to them 9 months is too short to have in impact in term of social cohesion and peacebuilding.