Initiated in 2016 in 15 localities in Burundi, this project raises awareness among 15,000 children about the importance of school and the discrimination they face, thanks to Playdagogy. The project aims to positively change the representations and behaviours of children - especially the most vulnerable - in order to bring them back or keep them in school.
Ranked 184th out of 188 countries in the HDI classification, Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world. Education needs are immense in this country where 1 in 2 children do not complete primary education. (Source : Burundi Ministry of Education)
In this context, where sport has been declared a "vector of national reconciliation" by the government, PLAY International raises awareness among children, especially the most vulnerable, about the importance of school and the discrimination they face.
This project gives children a chance to positively change their representations and behaviors in order to bring them back or keep them in school. PLAY works with local partners including schools and youth clubs to ensure that the work continues after this project finish. 2 pedagogical kit "Social Inclusion" and "Academic Success" have been created with and for education professionals and 210 trained professionals have acquired skills in facilitating these socio-sport sessions.