This report explores the activities and impact of the Transforming Education in Cocoa Communities in Côte d'Ivoire (TRECC) programme between 2016 and 2021. Launched in 2015 by the Jacob’s Foundation, TRECC is a multi-stakeholder partnership, including government, the cocoa and chocolate industry, NGOs, researchers and others, that aims to improve access to quality education.
The report provides an overview of key achievements of the programme; perspectives from many of the diverse partners involved; and insights on lessons learned from the past six years.
“[W]hat matters most is that these achievements have laid the foundations for achieving system change and sustainable impact at scale,” states the TRECC report. Important connections have been made among the various partners of the programme, leading to the development of the Child Learning and Education Facility (CLEF) which aims to reach 5 million children in Côte d'Ivoire.
ICI is proud to be a technical partner of the TRECC programme and to have contributed to its implementation, together with several of our members. The approach is aligned with our objectives to increase access to quality education for children in cocoa-growing communities as one way to tackle child labour, as well as to strengthen national systems.
The report will soon be available in French.