Chadian Youth Receive School Supplies from USAID Peace Through Development Project

A group of students examine the contents of a civic education textbook which was among the school supplies provided to a junior high school in the Boutalbagar neighborhood of the 7th District in N’Djaména (Photo: Rodney Stubina, USAID PDev II).
A group of students examine the contents of a civic education textbook which was among the school supplies provided to a junior high school in the Boutalbagar neighborhood of the 7th District in N’Djaména (Photo: Rodney Stubina, USAID PDev II).

Educational  teaching aids and schools supplies valued at $4,250 were transferred to a secondary school in N’Djaména November 19 during a ceremony involving city officials, school administrators and their students, project staff from the USAID Peace through Development project (PDev II) and a representative from the U.S. Embassy.  The secondary school targeted by this donation is located in one of three districts of the capital considered among the most susceptible to extremist ideology.  The goal of the PDev II project is to strengthen resilience to violent extremism.  Encouraging youth to remain in school by improving the learning environment is one of the project strategies to promote moderation.  Included in the package of supplies transferred during the ceremony were several copies of a civics education manual which was developed, tested and edited during the 1999-2005 period by Chad’s National Curriculum Center with funding from the U.S. Embassy.