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SCOFI Project

This project's aim is to improve education outcomes for adolescent girls in Mali through Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
Targeted population
5 years
2020 to 2025
Ségou region
USD$ 9,4M
Partners involved
One Drop thanks Global Affairs Canada, Cowater, the Centre Culturel Kôré and the Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale (MEN), as well as the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for its contribution towards specific initiatives in response to the pandemic.
Our key strategies

Access to basic WASH in schools is widely recognized as an essential foundation for establishing a safe and healthy learning environment. This is especially true for adolescent girls facing difficulties as they struggle to manage their menstruation cycle with dignity in school environments that lack adequate menstrual hygiene management support and private, clean and safe WASH facilities.

The SCOFI project aims to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all", based on the understanding that quality education is on the critical path to improving the livelihoods, security and future prosperity of women and girls, and SDG 6 “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”, based on an understanding that WASH infrastructure and services takes on particular importance for women’s and girls’ access to education given their safety and menstrual hygiene management needs.

A·B·C for Sustainability

This projects will focus on the construction/rehabilitation of gender-sensitive, accessible and safe latrines for girls in targeted schools, including resources for menstrual hygiene management. Support and training will also be provided for School Management Committees and other school officials for the effective management and maintenance of new/rehabilitated facilities.

Behaviour Change
It will include awareness raising activities to promote healthy hygiene practices, including menstruation hygiene management, offered in targeted schools. To maximize the impact of renovated facilities and ultimately the presence of girls in school, One Drop will focus a large part of its funding on deploying its signature Social Art for Behaviour Change (SABC) approach in target schools and more at large.

It will include a value chain analysis for WASH in menstrual hygiene management and income generating activities focused on the participation of local women (micro-finance and capacity building).

Highlights as of 2023
More than 125 members of women's groups
participated in sessions aimed at strengthening their management skills as part of the project's income-generating activities.
230 women and 15 men
were engaged in training sessions on soap production, enabling the production of quality soap in terms of detergent and texture.
57 teenage boys' and girls' clubs
attended training sessions on leadership and gender equality, reaching 1,140 students and also involving school headmasters, members of school management committees, village chiefs and mayors.
Through SABC activities, more than 19,000 people,
including 11,493 teenage girls and boys, have been made aware of and mobilised in favour of girls' schooling.


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