A second chance for schoolchildrenImpact evaluation of a Swiss education project in Benin
Although Benin recognises the fundamental right to an education, more than 700,000 children (45%) do not attend school.
Without a solid basic education, half of all young people will in the future encounter difficulties integrating socially and professionally.
It is adapted to local social and economic conditions and is regarded as exemplary across the rest of the country.
This approach enables children to benefit from a basic education, obtain qualifications and ultimately find a job.
- Impact on the participants
- Impact of alternative schools on the public education sector in Benin
- Impact on the institutionalisation of alternative schools in collaboration with public partners and associations
Subsequently 748 took part in the PAEFE programme and 1,816 were not included in the programme as a reference group.
At the same time, a final quantitative survey of the 2,564 young people was begun.
Many of them had become more interested in pursuing an apprenticeship or further education. Among the girls, the age at which they intended to get married and start having children was higher.
The study also demonstrated the importance of expanding the interaction between the public education sector and the newly opened alternative education institutions.