UNICEF* intends to tackle the learning crisis by providing children and youth with fair access to quality digital education. The use of ICT tools opens the door to an environment that fosters learning: in addition to the core fundamentals of education (reading, writing and math), it enables children and youth access more learning content to increase their knowledge and to learn at their own pace.
Since 2022, VINCI Energies has been supporting UNICEF on projects that provide better access to quality learning and digital education, enabling children to benefit from a blended learning approach, i.e. learning through ICT tools in addition to a more traditional education.
In Benin, VINCI Energies is supporting a project which will provide more than 11000 students aged 15 to 18 in 5 administrative departments with quality learning environments enabling equal access to digital technology and education.
At the end of this four-year partnership:
16 schools in the administrative departments of Alibori, Atacora, Borgou, Donga and Zou will be connected to the Internet, and 13 of them will be equipped with computers, providing 11,200 children, including 5,600 girls, with access to digital technology.
Some 8,400 children, including 4,200 girls, will also receive hybrid education to build their digital skills by using online platforms and tools.
*UNICEF does not endorse any company, brand, product or service.