UIL supports Chad in strengthening education and literacy


27 November 2019

On 29 October 2019, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), in collaboration with the UNESCO Office in Yaoundé, brought together experts in the fields of teacher training, learning materials development, and monitoring and evaluation for a workshop on improving the supply and quality of literacy and non-formal basic education in Chad. The workshop, which was held in the Chadian capital, N'Djamena, responds to the PREAT programme (Strengthening Education and Literacy Project in Chad), funded by the Global Partnership for Education, which runs until 2020.

Workshop participants, including from the Ministry of National Education and Civic Promotion of Chad, took stock of existing training modules and didactic materials in order to determine the outstanding needs of Chad’s literacy and non-formal education facilitators, supervisors and operators. Among other things, they identified a lack of a coherent training plan and called for existing training modules to be more interactive and practical.

One of the objectives of PREAT is to improve access to and the quality of non-formal education programmes for out-of-school youth and adults aged 15 years and older. In addition, it aims to improve the capacities of literacy and non-formal education trainers.