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Education and Cash and Voucher Assistance

A brief introduction as to how Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) can support education outcomes. For the most up to date information please visit the Global Education Cluster’s website.

Education is a fundamental human right. It is especially critical for children and youth affected by conflict, yet is often significantly disrupted in emergency situations. CVA helps by removing the economic barriers which prevent crisis affected children from accessing education. It does this through providing critical assistance to families by helping them purchase school supplies, cover school fees and transportation costs or even the opportunity cost of lost child labour. In emergency situations through recovery, quality education provides physical, psychosocial and cognitive protection that can sustain and save lives. Schools and other learning spaces can also act as an entry point for the provision of essential support beyond the education sector such as protection, nutrition, water and sanitation and health services.

Global Education Cluster LogoTo get involved or find out more, the Education Cluster lead work in this area, working towards meeting the growing education needs of crisis affected children and youth.


Credit: Prerana Marasini/Oxfam
Students of Shri Takure Primary School in Nawalpur, Sindhupalchowk studying in temporary shelters after the Nepal earthquake damaged their school buildings in 2015. Prerana Marasini/Oxfam