Founded in 1971, Pact is a non-profit organization with its headquarters in the Washington, D.C that currently operates offices in more than 20 countries in Asia, Eurasia, and Africa.
Pact envisions a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. By strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development, Pact works to enable systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to live dignified, healthy, lives. Pact believes that effective stewardship leads to trust and that trust is the foundation for change. Pact operates from three core values: Local Solutions; Partnerships; and Results.
In Ethiopia, Pact is one of the pioneers of non-formal education and since 1998, Pact has established over 1,000 Alternative Basic Education Centres reaching and enrolling over 214,000 out of school children throughout the nation. All of Pact’s programming for alternative basic education focuses on and targets the most marginalized areas of the country including, pastoral, food insecure, safety-net, conflict prone woredas where access to education remains a major challenge.
EAC has partnered with Pact in Ethiopia to implement the Reaching Educational Attainments of Children in the Hinterlands (REACH) project. REACH is a one-year initiative that uses flexible and innovative models to expand opportunities to the most marginalized and hardest to reach children and families and help them access and complete education in Ethiopia. REACH will identify and enrol 15,120 children in 27 districts (woredas) across Ethiopia.
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