Country

Rwanda

EAC partnership with UNHCR will ensure quality education for over 227,000 refugee children in 12 countries. UNHCR and EAC’s shared commitment to children in the most extreme circumstances helps to ensure that all children in crisis situations have the opportunity to gain from the benefits of basic education.

Rwanda
source(s): UNESCO EFA Global Monitoring Report 2013/14


Main Barriers to Education

  • Conflict
  • Post Conflict
  • Insecurity & instability

EAC is partnering with UNHCR to bring quality basic education to refugee children in multiple projects in 12 priority countries. Refugee children are some of the most marginalized when it comes to accessing primary education as they have been forced from their homes, into a foreign country, often with a different language. Educate a Child and UNHCR will collaborate to ensure that over 227,000 children receive quality basic education. The countries targeted are: Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan, Syria and Yemen.

UNHCR reports that the majority of the refugees in Rwanda are from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Some of these refugees fled to Rwanda during the 1990s due to insecurity and the humanitarian crisis in eastern DRC. About 30,000 of them arrived after April 2012, as a result of fighting between government forces and rebel groups.

Projects

Educate A Child Partnership (Successfully Completed Project)

Educate A Child (EAC) has partnered with UNHCR to bring quality primary education to refugee children in 12 priority countries.
Enabling, Encouraging & Excelling

Enabling, Encouraging & Excelling

As the global refugee protection agency, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is responsible for ensuring that refugee children have access to quality education in their countries of asylum. There are over 2.7 million refugee children out of school in 12 targeted project countries.

Partners

UNHCR

EAC partnership with UNHCR will ensure quality education for over 448,000 refugee children. UNHCR and EAC’s shared commitment to children in the most extreme circumstances help to ensure that all children in crisis situations have the opportunity to gain from the benefits of basic education.