- Country: Niger
- Date: Feb 2016 - Jan 2018
- Program Type: Education in Emergencies
- Partner: International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Dubai Cares’ 3EA program in Niger was responsible for improving reading, math and social-emotional outcomes, as well as providing tutoring support and helping strengthen the capacity of teachers and education authorities. This program benefitted highly vulnerable Nigerian refugee children aged 6-14 who have been displaced by the insecurity caused by Boko Haram’s reign across the border in Nigeria. Parent and community engagement in children’s learning and protection was strengthened and low-intensity targeted interventions such as mindfulness and brain games were integrated into the children’s tutoring programs. The program also generated evidence on the relationship between well-being and academic outcomes and the tools to measure and evaluate such interventions in crisis-affected contexts.