Distance Learning in Crisis – COVID-19 Education Response

Reporting Organization:CODE
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,000,000
Timeframe: July 10, 2020 - February 28, 2021
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Liberia - $ 500,000.00 (50.00%)

Sierra Leone - $ 500,000.00 (50.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (94.00 %)

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (6.00 %)

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The project aims to support education for marginalized populations in Sierra Leone and Liberia in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). The project’s innovative approach harnesses proven resources from traditional education programs with proven communication methods, used in the agricultural development sector through rural radio. Project activities include: (1) distributing family literacy kits to girls and boys with books and parents’ lesson plan guide; (2) providing up-to-date and evidence-based basic information about COVID-19 transmission prevention; (3) providing radio programs including gender-responsive and learner-centered content for primary school students and their families; and (4) distributing teachers’ lesson plan guide. Project beneficiaries include 70,000 children (of which 50% are girls), approximately 350,000 people members of their families (of which 50% are women), and 2,100 teachers (of which 840 are women). The project expects to indirectly reach up to 637,837 Liberians (of which 50% are women) and 687,989 Sierra Leoneans (of which 50% are women) who live in the districts, and are able to listen to the radio where the programs are broadcasting.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Children, boys
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 422,100
Total Indirect Population: 637,837
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased provision of gender-responsive learning materials for primary school students and their families that include information about the COVID-19 crisis and preventative health measures; (2) increased interaction through radio between the education sector and community groups made up of parents and caregivers, that includes information about the COVID-19 crisis and preventative health measures; and (3) improved attitudes expressed towards gender equality and girls’ empowerment by girls, boys and their families.

Achieved Results


  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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