Aside from the educational facilities themselves, another major obstacle frequently faced by children is the lack of a birth certificate, which is compulsory for entry to secondary education.
Since the start of the programme we have enabled 5,754 children to continue their education by providing them with a birth certificate. We also welcome the recent initiative by the Ivorian government to begin providing birth certificates on a large scale to those who need them, which could benefit 1.5 million Ivorian children. Another obstacle to education that we attempt to remove is related to the costs of providing children with the necessary materials for school. To this end, 18,512 school kits have been handed out to children over the last three years.