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A Dream Come True

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By the time Srey Neang turned six, she could hardly wait to begin school. She wanted to be a teacher. But Neang, who lives in a small village in southern Cambodia, has parents who did not readily appreciate the value of education in their context.
Reaching for the Sky in Yemen

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At just 12, Zuhair, from Sudan, has already faced his share of adversity, braving violence and conflict, displacement across continents and poverty. Still, these challenges have not deterred him from reaching for the stars.
EAC Attends the CIES Conference on ‘Problematizing (In) Equality: The Promise of Comparative and International Education’

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April 10, 2017
Over the course of a five-day period in Atlanta, the CIES Conference treated diverse and salient subjects, such as issues facing immigrant students in the U.S.; evolving the necessary competencies through education in the 21st century; development and innovation; and reaching vulnerable and excluded out of school children (OOSC).
Dr. Mary Joy Pigozzi, Executive Director EAC, Addresses U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

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April 03, 2017
Educate A Child (EAC) was invited by the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to address the organisation’s annual meeting.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser visits Alternative Learning Programme in Khartoum

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March 13, 2017
Her Highnesss Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, today met with children, beneficiaries and staff at one of the projects her foundations are supporting to improve opportunities for young people in Sudan.
Going to School for the First Time: Educate A Child and UNICEF Somalia are Expanding Access to Education

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Ten-year-old Malyun is an enthusiastic student who loves encouraging others. But she had never seen a classroom before as the village in Somalia where she lives didn’t used to have a school.
Transforming Lives Through Education

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"In the past, I had only seen computers from afar,” says 10-year-old Rukayya Mohammed Baital, who lives in northeastern Nigeria. “In my settlement everything revolves around our animals… We rarely have access to electricity.”
Education Above All Showcased at Qatar Exxon Mobil Open 2017 Tennis Championship

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January 09, 2017
During the championship match between Andy Murray, and Novak Djokovic, at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation and its programme, Educate A Child (EAC) were recognised for their global impact on access to education.
Ouattara’s Story: How an Out of School Boy in Rural Côte d’Ivoire Made it back to School

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Ouattara Bazoumana is a 12-year-old boy. He lives with his parents in the rural village of Ouassegbogo in Côte d’Ivoire, where life can be di cult for a family with limited means. Even though Ouattara had to walk several kilometres to the nearest school, he loved school.
A Future Reimagined: Fatra’s Story

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“The previous classrooms were not good: donkeys and sheep slept in them at night and there were no chairs. This classroom has furniture and chairs. It is very beautiful,” says Fatra.
Shimuly Dreams of Being a Teacher

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Shimuly, a 12-year-old girl from rural Raipur Upazila in the Laxmipur district of Noakhali, Bangladesh, has been studying at a Children’s Learning Center (CLC), courtesy of a project partnership between Educate A Child and the Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM).
Bharti Foundation Wins Platinum at the 'FAME Excellence Awards 2016'

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October 19, 2016
Recently, the Bharti Foundation earned two platinum FAME Excellence Awards for its work to increase access to quality education. The Foundation was specifically recognised for the ‘The Satya Bharti Quality Support Programme’ and the EAC-supported ‘The Satya Bharti Learning Centre Programme’.
Laying Bricks for the Future with UNICEF Chad

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September 26, 2016
Educate A Child salutes the efforts of UNICEF and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to bring key stakeholders together to keep the promise of quality primary education for all children through the Revitalizing Basic Education in Chad project.
EAC Stands with UNESCO to Support OOSC in ASEAN Countries

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September 25, 2016
It is with pride that Educate A Child stands with its partner, UNESCO Asia, to support the ASEAN Declaration for unity and collaboration to strengthen education for out of school children (OOSC) and youth.
Dr Pigozzi Addresses the 10th Seoul ODA International Conference

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September 25, 2016
Educate A Child was pleased to accept the invitation to participate in the 10th Seoul Overseas Development Assistance International Conference, an event co-hosted by the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

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EAC Attends the CIES Conference on ‘Problematizing (In) Equality: The Promise of Comparative and International Education’

News

April 10, 2017
Over the course of a five-day period in Atlanta, the CIES Conference treated diverse and salient subjects, such as issues facing immigrant students in the U.S.; evolving the necessary competencies through education in the 21st century; development and innovation; and reaching vulnerable and excluded out of school children (OOSC).
Dr. Mary Joy Pigozzi, Executive Director EAC, Addresses U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

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April 03, 2017
Educate A Child (EAC) was invited by the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to address the organisation’s annual meeting.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser visits Alternative Learning Programme in Khartoum

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March 13, 2017
Her Highnesss Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, today met with children, beneficiaries and staff at one of the projects her foundations are supporting to improve opportunities for young people in Sudan.
Education Above All Showcased at Qatar Exxon Mobil Open 2017 Tennis Championship

News

January 09, 2017
During the championship match between Andy Murray, and Novak Djokovic, at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation and its programme, Educate A Child (EAC) were recognised for their global impact on access to education.
Bharti Foundation Wins Platinum at the 'FAME Excellence Awards 2016'

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October 19, 2016
Recently, the Bharti Foundation earned two platinum FAME Excellence Awards for its work to increase access to quality education. The Foundation was specifically recognised for the ‘The Satya Bharti Quality Support Programme’ and the EAC-supported ‘The Satya Bharti Learning Centre Programme’.
Laying Bricks for the Future with UNICEF Chad

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September 26, 2016
Educate A Child salutes the efforts of UNICEF and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to bring key stakeholders together to keep the promise of quality primary education for all children through the Revitalizing Basic Education in Chad project.
EAC Stands with UNESCO to Support OOSC in ASEAN Countries

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September 25, 2016
It is with pride that Educate A Child stands with its partner, UNESCO Asia, to support the ASEAN Declaration for unity and collaboration to strengthen education for out of school children (OOSC) and youth.
Dr Pigozzi Addresses the 10th Seoul ODA International Conference

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September 25, 2016
Educate A Child was pleased to accept the invitation to participate in the 10th Seoul Overseas Development Assistance International Conference, an event co-hosted by the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
Building Schools in Nepal – New Partners and New Opportunities

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September 25, 2016
As part of Educate A Child’s unwavering commitment to facilitating the world’s most vulnerable children’s right to a quality primary education, working in partnership with countries in difficult circumstances is critical.
Educate A Child is Heartened by Educate Girls’ Year 1 DIB Results

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September 07, 2016
Development Impact Bond (DIB) results indicate that the Educate Girls’ interventions in Rajasthan are eliminating the gender gap in terms of enrolment and raising learning levels in literacy and numeracy.
Ground-breaking programme secures access to education for 16,000 children living in Rio’s slums

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August 25, 2016
Education Above All Foundation in partnership with the Association Apprentice School City (Aprendiz) and the Municipal Secretary of Education of Rio de Janeiro secure access to education for 16,000 children living in Rio’s slums.
Educate A Child signs agreement with United World Schools to reach over 33,000 children in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal

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July 11, 2016
Educate A Child (EAC), a programme of the Qatar based Education Above All Foundation (EAA), has signed a three year agreement with United World Schools (UWS), a UK registered charity, to provide quality primary education to over 33,000 out of school children across remote and marginalised communities in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal.
EAC Congratulates Aluno Presente on its New Partnerships

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June 26, 2016
By taking this step towards sustainability and working with new partners, the Aluno interventions and lessons learned will achieve broader replication and scale.
Workshop in Jordan with dynamic young leaders from the MENA region

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December 23, 2015
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) organized a MENA regional advocacy workshop on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) for young people, which took place between the 12th to the 16th of December 2015 in Amman, Jordan.
First Arab Regional Meeting on Education 2030

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December 17, 2015
EAC members Mary Joy Pigozzi and Said Yasin participated in the Arab Regional Meeting on Education convened by UNESCO at Cairo, Egypt, 15-16 December 16, 2015.

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A Dream Come True

Story

By the time Srey Neang turned six, she could hardly wait to begin school. She wanted to be a teacher. But Neang, who lives in a small village in southern Cambodia, has parents who did not readily appreciate the value of education in their context.
Reaching for the Sky in Yemen

Story

At just 12, Zuhair, from Sudan, has already faced his share of adversity, braving violence and conflict, displacement across continents and poverty. Still, these challenges have not deterred him from reaching for the stars.
Going to School for the First Time: Educate A Child and UNICEF Somalia are Expanding Access to Education

Story

Ten-year-old Malyun is an enthusiastic student who loves encouraging others. But she had never seen a classroom before as the village in Somalia where she lives didn’t used to have a school.
Transforming Lives Through Education

Story

"In the past, I had only seen computers from afar,” says 10-year-old Rukayya Mohammed Baital, who lives in northeastern Nigeria. “In my settlement everything revolves around our animals… We rarely have access to electricity.”
Ouattara’s Story: How an Out of School Boy in Rural Côte d’Ivoire Made it back to School

Story

Ouattara Bazoumana is a 12-year-old boy. He lives with his parents in the rural village of Ouassegbogo in Côte d’Ivoire, where life can be di cult for a family with limited means. Even though Ouattara had to walk several kilometres to the nearest school, he loved school.
A Future Reimagined: Fatra’s Story

Story

“The previous classrooms were not good: donkeys and sheep slept in them at night and there were no chairs. This classroom has furniture and chairs. It is very beautiful,” says Fatra.
Shimuly Dreams of Being a Teacher

Story

Shimuly, a 12-year-old girl from rural Raipur Upazila in the Laxmipur district of Noakhali, Bangladesh, has been studying at a Children’s Learning Center (CLC), courtesy of a project partnership between Educate A Child and the Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM).
Education Gives Suhani the Freedom of Choice

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Suhani*, a 12-year-old girl from rural Rajasthan, India, went to school regularly until a few years ago. She struggled with reading and writing and had no support to strengthen her abilities.
Marufa: One Girl Determined to Go to School

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Marufa, a 14-year-old girl from the Korail slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is a class five student at Boubazar-1 BRAC Primary School on track to sit the Primary Education Completion Examination. Three years ago, Marufa was in class one and could neither read nor write. She was shy, nervous, and worried about school. Marufa did not participate in class and she disliked school rules and regulations.
Confronting Barriers to Girls’ Education in Kenya

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Since Kenya introduced free primary education in 2003, enrolment rates have increased to 84 per cent. However, in some regions, where poverty levels and gender inequality are high, only 19 per cent of girls are enrolled in school.
Bridging the Education Gap for Underprivileged Children in India

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​With a clean face and uniform, seven-year-old Anjana Bano races ahead of her two older brothers as they head for school. On her way, she waves to her disabled mother, watching with pride from the hut her family calls home. This was not always the case.​
Charlène – A Student and a Mother

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In Cote d’Ivoire, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) Bridging Tomorrow project and Educate A Child have trained 460 school directors in school management, child protection, and the necessity of educating children, especially young mothers. Its accelerated learning programme has enrolled 16,000 OOSC since 2013.
Reversing the Tragedies of the Pristine Valleys: The Revolutionary Walk, Taking a Child to School in Swat, Pakistan

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In 1961 when Queen Elizabeth II visited Swat, she was so overwhelmed by its natural beauty she referred to it as “the Switzerland of the East”. Over the past decade violence has upended this description.
Educate A Child and the UNHCR Work Together to Build a Better Future for Refugee Children in Chad

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In a peanut field at the Djabal refugee camp, people work under the unflinching gaze of the sun. Radia Youssouf, 15, is one of them. War in Darfur forced Radia and her family to flee Sudan.
Making quality education a reality for children in Chad

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In Chad, where access to quality education remains a significant challenge, UNICEF, Educate A Child (EAC), and other partners are supporting the government with a project aimed at strengthening education for almost a million children.

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