is a key in tackling poverty and contributing to a peaceful society. Therefore education is one of the two main sectors of C.R.E.E.R work.
Education provides choices and opportunities, and offers a means to a better life and a way to prevent a recurrence of violent conflict. For example, educational opportunities provide alternatives for young people from being recruited into armed groups. It also provides an understanding of potential peaceful futures, secured through non-violent means.
During times of violent conflict, people often miss out on education, as schools close due to insecurity, or people flee and spend years living internally displaced in their own country, or as refugees in another country.
Education provides hope, and C.R.E.E.R works with people in various situations addressing their educational needs. For example, it works with both refugees and internally displaced people in Ivory Coast.
In the town Ayamé, Ivory Coast, where C.R.E.E.R has Youth Center, boys education is prioritised by communities either for financial or social reasons, and C.R.E.E.R works with the community to encourage girls to attend school.