Keeping Vulnerable Children in School – Evidence of a Successful Community Savings Model.

Technical Brief | December 12, 2018

This technical brief describes how ACCELERE!1 used microfinance income-generating activities and community savings groups to help parents secure a more sustainable future for their children through education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The ACCELERE!1 (A!1) project improved educational outcomes for girls and boys through enhanced teaching in national languages and French, reduced barriers to education, and increased transparency of school governance structures. This in turn was accomplished by A!1’s income-generating activities and community savings groups approach, which helped parents secure a more affordable education for their children.