Education in Post-Conflict Zones. Patrick Fine, DAA/AFR. 22 September, 2005. Democratic Republic of the Congo. Classrooms before reconstruction. Democratic Republic of the Congo. Classrooms after reconstruction. Mozambique. Students in a school built by USAID after the war. Afghanistan.
Patrick Fine, DAA/AFR
22 September, 2005
Classrooms before reconstruction.
Classrooms after reconstruction.
Students in a school built by USAID after the war.
Girls in a new school.
Building a new school in Herat.
Students at the newly built Ramack High School.
A temporary tent classroom in Konduz.
Enthusiastic students at Ecole Lyndiane, a school in the capital of the Casamance region.
Ecole Lyndiane was overrun by rebels and government soldiers during the war, since there was an army post next door.
Since 2001, USAID has assisted Ecole Lyndiane and it is now one of the best schools in the area.
Much of Sierra Leone’s education infrastructure was shattered during the war.
USAID has been working to rebuild schools in the areas most hard hit.
Students and their teacher at a newly reconstructed school in Koindu.
A headmaster in front of his new secondary school in Koindu.
Schools in southern Sudan are virtually nonexistent.
Most students, such as these in the Equatoria region, do not have environments conducive to learning.
Large numbers of children in northern Uganda attend school in the camps for internally displaced persons where they live.
These students attend school in the Kitgum camp for IDPs.
Class size is often extremely high.
Most of the children live in fear of being abducted by rebel groups.
Re-establish order/routine in a community
Provide care for younger children/control older children
Provide food through school feeding
Extend the reach of the government
Can have important symbolic and political effect due to high visibility
More to do with restoring order than educating kids
Uses emergency structures
Tents/schools under trees
May have limited connection to formal system
Donors fairly coordinated