ADRA Canada will partner with Global Affairs Canada to implement the project BREAKING Barriers, Improving Girls Education, Hope and Totality (BRIGHT).

ADRA Canada believes that every child everywhere has the right to an education.  Through the BRIGHT project, ADRA will work over the course of four years (2020-2024) to make education available in war-torn and conflict-affected communities in Niger, Sudan and Myanmar, focusing particularly on girls and women.

The project will work to make education more readily available to communities.  It will work with parents and village leaders to address the barriers that specifically prevent girls and women from attaining an education such as early, child, or forced marriage, the devaluing of girls’ and women’s education, as well as sexual and gender-based violence.  The project will also work to ensure that minority groups have access to education that meets their cultural and language needs.

Global Affairs Canada has committed a maximum of $11.1 million to the project.