Le Projet d’appui à la scolarisation des filles affectées par le conflit au Mali (PASCOFI)
PASCOFI is a five-year project funded by Global Affaires Canada (GAC) and implemented by World University Service of Canada (WUSC). The project aims to contribute to reducing the educational disparities of 15,200 vulnerable and conflict-affected girls in the regions of Mopti and Ségou, Mali.
Programme interventions include gender-awareness community sensitisation, teacher training, remedial classes, cash transfers and piloting of electronic resources in schools – all of which are designed to support strengthening of the right to quality and equitable education for girls of between seven and 12 years old, in addition to improving the quality and gender mainstreaming of the public education system.
CGA is leading the cash assistance component targeting 1,800 girls with lightly conditional cash transfers, contingent on enrolment and ongoing attendance in the final transition years between primary and secondary school, to support continued attendance and help prevent drop-out.
The cash tool will not only facilitate automated payments and reporting but will link to the Bulletin Scolaire – also designed by CGA – which will capture real-time attendance data at school-level on a daily basis.
The cash tool will be built with the capacity to capture additional data points beyond daily attendance (such as teacher training data, school feeding etc.), whilst the Bulletin Scolaire will be designed with high-level integration in mind, facilitating eventual linking to parallel national systems to help improve centralised access to real-time education data, in addition to streamlining reporting processes.