Project Highlights
Improving Primary Schools
Basic Education I & II Projects
Monitoring Primary Schools
Children’s Learning Access Sustained in Senegal (CLASSE)

2003 to 2008
$11.5 million (approx.)

Chief of Party
Home Office Project Coordinator
Larraine Denakpo
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Ken Rhodes
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This proposal was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, reflecting the intent of the CLASSE team and USAID of forming a partnership to work with and through the established Government of Senegal policies and programs. The Government of Senegal has taken an important first step in developing the Plan Decennal de l’Education et de la Formation (PDEF), an overall strategy for improving educational access and quality in Senegal. The challenge for the CLASSE project is to make the PDEF a reality through concrete operational policies, effective and sustainable systems, and institutional capacity to create effective schools and classrooms.

CLASSE components and anticipated results include:
Access and Participation
At least 30 communities have active programs to build and support middle schools and are actively engaged in school improvement planning
At least 18 new middle schools have been constructed and 12 existing schools have been rehabilitated to the required standards
Girls’ education activities are fully integrated into the community and school activities in three target regions
The capacity of regional and district entities in three regions to support schools in improving educational quality will be strengthened. Regional entities will develop and implement clear strategies of support to schools to achieve defined goals of school quality
School management committees will be active and effective in the target regions
Targeted middle schools in the regions will develop, implement, and refine school development plans.
A common vision for the role and structure of middle school is shared by all stakeholders - national and regional administrators, principals and teachers, parents, communities, and employers
A profile of the middle school graduate provides an overall direction for planning and implementing curriculum and materials development, life skills supplements, teacher training, principal training, and community participation

Other AED Projects in Senegal
Support for Analysis and Research in Africa (SARA I and II), USAID, 1992 to 2003
Health and Human Resources Analysis for Africa (HHRAA), USAID, 1992 to 2003
Sustainable Approaches for Nutrition in Africa (SANA), USAID, 1995 to 2003
Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival (BASICS I & II), USAID, 1993 to 2004
UNFPA IEC/Advocacy Training Project, United Nations, 2000 to 2003
Public Private Partnership to Promote Hand washing with Soap, The World Bank, 2002 to 2003
Energy and Environment Training Project, USAID, 1998 to 2003
Advance Africa, USAID, 2000 to 2005
NetMark: a regional partnership for sustainable malaria prevention - NetMark Plus, USAID, 1999 to 2007