Education | Public governance | Social

Technical assistance: setting up second-chance schools

Technical support to launch an experimental 2nd chance program for out-of-school teenagers

Coordinate a team of 11 education experts to launch the Second Chance Schools network

The project

Worsening socio-economic conditions in some countries can lead to young people dropping out of the education system, and ending up in situations of radicalization, violence or poverty. Committed to children’s rights, Unicef supports these countries in setting up 2nd chance schools.

As part of this project, Cayambe provided technical and operational support to launch an experimental 2nd chance program for out-of-school adolescents aged 12 to 18. This model is based on 2 components:

  • A one-stop shop to welcome and support teenagers
  • A system for returning to education or training

Our experts

11 Cayambe experts and 4 project management specialists were involved in this 2-year project.

The actions

Cayambe’s technical assistance focused on developing educational content (literacy, numeracy, science, culture, sport) aimed at developing professional and life skills. This content is part of a success-oriented pedagogy based on individualized learning paths.

The experts assigned to this project have also set up a comprehensive training process for teachers and educators in contact with adolescents:

  • Development of training materials
  • Continuing education services
  • Governance of the system with interministerial steering and a bottom-up approach involving local stakeholders
  • Assessing the quality of the training process