New educational opportunities for children in Niger

23 Dec 2021

An education support program aims to improve learning conditions for students in the Tahoua region of Niger. Our Tractebel GKW team is managing the project and the associated investment fund.  


The government of the Republic of Niger launched the "Program for the Promotion of Education" (PPE) in 2018. It is financed by KfW Entwicklungsbank, and invests in the construction of school infrastructure for communities in the Tahoua region to create a good learning environment for primary and secondary levels.  

Benefits for the entire region  

The project benefits all 44 municipalities in the region. Our multidisciplinary Tractebel experts are responsible for the complete project management, including the administration of the investment fundThe mandate includes environmental and social impact studies, as well as ensuring awareness of work safety and labour regulations.  

The PPE funds are also used for school support measures. More than 200 primary and secondary schools will benefit from the investments. For example, they will receive new classrooms, school furniture, latrines, water supplies, teacher housing, teaching materials and emergency packages of school supplies.  

Work on the PPE, which began in 2019, was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This resulted in an extension of the project duration. It has now been contractually confirmed with the signing of the first addendum. The project is scheduled for completion by May 2023. 

Learning conditions for students in Tahoua are set to improve.

"School education is the cornerstone for the development of a country. This school project in the Sahel is extremely important for the Tahoua region, home to over three million people," says Edzard Nebe, Head of Department Regional Development at Tractebel GKW. 


Related news


Works begin on India’s first state-of-the-art river ferry terminal

The Chief Minister of Assam laid the foundation stone for the new ferry terminal, which will provide passengers a safe and pleasant experience as of 2024. Our experts are...

Find out more
06 Jul 2022

Pipeline to end decades of water shortages for over 400,000 people in Brazil

Water rationing will finally...

Find out more
27 Jun 2022

Happy International Women in Engineering Day! Meet Florence Dandoy, Nuclear Core and Fuel Design engineer

We caught up with one of our women in engineering, Nuclear Core and Fuel Design engineer, Florence. We asked her about her job and career and what advice she would give to...

Find out more
23 Jun 2022

What's the eco-friendly way to move people over rough terrain? With cable cars!

Up steep hills, over frozen lakes and even above traffic jams – people are gliding effortlessly over tough spots in cable cars. We hopped in one with Rahul...

Find out more
22 Jun 2022