The project aims to provide a full, accelerated course of quality primary education benefiting those out of school children that are currently not targeted through governmental and non-governmental interventions.
The overall project is planned in two phases over four years. EAC currently supports Phase 1 which works with four governorates (Erbil, Nineva, Baghdad, and Basrah) to enroll 30,000 students in accelerated and accredited education programs. Phase 1 will also see 100 schools built or rehabilitated. These schools will be provided with teaching and learning materials.
Phase 2 will expand the scope and the geographical coverage of the initiative to reach more than 150,000 out of school children in eight additional governorates selected for their vulnerability.
The intervention is based on community participation and involvement and develops a holistic educational package including the provision of a full cycle primary education through an accelerated learning program and additional support programs including health, counseling and family mobilization to ensure enrolment in the targeted communities.