Inter Aide seeks to improve primary schooling through three main focuses: access available for the greatest number of children, viability of the school and its effectiveness.
Improving access to school for the greatest number of children requires geographical proximity and the ability of parents to pay (or supplement) the cost of schooling; the viability of schools over time depends on good management of the administrators; and improving their effectiveness in terms of educational achievement requires sustained investment in terms of infrastructure and teacher training, as well as raising parents’ awareness of their own responsibility.
If the players on the ground (parents, children, teachers, school districts or rural communes) decide to mobilize for change, Inter Aide offers a formal partnership with objectives that are renewed and evaluated periodically and are aimed at increasing the progress made in terms of enrollment, attendance by children and teachers, quality of education and educational achievement.
Thanks to the close follow-up Inter Aide conducts, the mobilization of partners and beneficiaries is assessed continuously and practical support is provided, as and when all stakeholders decide to get involved. This approach stimulates the beneficiaries’ ability to achieve positive results on their own, which reinforces their long-term dynamism and motivation, and ensures the sustainability of the schooling system.