It’s 7:21 a.m. Oubah Ahmed, the head teacher at Ali-Sabieh 2 School in the southern Djibouti town of Ali Sabieh, is greeting children as they pass through the school gates.
There is a ceremony to raise the flag and sing of the national anthem, then it’s off to the classrooms to start lessons.
This morning ritual is the same in the 252 schools supported by the Expanding Opportunities for Learning Project (PRODA, from the French acronym), funded $30.35 million ($11.55 million from GPE) and implemented in partnership with the World Bank and the Education Above All Foundation.
The project aims to increase equitable access to basic education, improve teaching practices and reinforce management in the ministry of national education and vocational training (MENFOP). All these activities will help transform Djibouti's education system.