Project

Educate A Child Partnership

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

The EAC Partnership project with UNHCR seeks to provide quality primary education to refugee children.  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.

EAC supports UNHCRs new education strategy that reflects the priorities of refugee populations by strengthening education’s place as a core component of UNHCR’s international protection and durable solutions mandate.

EAC and UNHCR contributed equivalent matched funds and collaborate to ensure that about 176,000 children receive quality primary schooling in 2012.  The second year of partnership concentrates on maintaining the gains made by retaining the 176,000 children enrolled in 2012, and enrolling an additional 50,000 children.”

The on-going partnership with UNHCR will ensure quality education for over 200,000 refugee children.  These children have been forced from their homes and into a foreign country and are some of the most marginalized when it comes to accessing primary education. 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.

Project finished

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.

Countries

Chad

Chad

Chad is one of the world’s largest refugee host countries. In response the educational needs of the children who are out of school, EAC supports two projects in Chad; one of in partnership with UNHCR, and another in collaboration with UNICEF, where the programs supports government efforts to increase primary school completion rates.
Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Situated in East Africa, Ethiopia is vast, shares borders with six other countries and has a population of 84 million, the second highest on the continent. Annual population growth is estimated at 2.6 percent and children under the age of 15 are thought to total 33 million. The country has a federal system of governance and includes nine states and two city administrations. The government has made a concerted effort to link the education sector with macroeconomic policy to achieve the objective of arriving at middle-income country status by 2025.
Iran

Iran

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.
Kenya

Kenya

Located in East Africa, Kenya shares borders with five other countries and the Indian Ocean. The country is home to 42 distinct ethnic groups, comprising a population of approximately 38.6 million. For the most part, Kenya’s recent history has been characterised by relatively peaceful and stable domestic relations, though in 2007 post-election violence brought to the fore ethnic tensions, which reversed hard-earned socio-economic gains. Since then the government has sought to make education reform central to the social pillar of its initiative Kenya Vision 2030.
Malaysia

Malaysia

This upper-middle income country has witnessed successful economic growth where each year for 30 years, between 1967 and 1997, it managed 7% growth. According to the World Bank 50% of Malaysia’s population lived below the poverty line in the 1960’s compared to less than 2% today. EAC, in partnership with UNHCR and UNESCO are working to provide access to a full course of quality of primary education for out of school children in Malaysia.
Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan is transitioning from an agriculture economy to one oriented around industry and services. The country spends a large proportion of its budget on national security and loan interest payments, leaving relatively smaller amounts for investment in infrastructure and social services, such as health and education.
Rwanda

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.
South Sudan

South Sudan

The Republic of South Sudan became the world’s youngest country on 9 July 2011, following the conclusion of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and a partition with its northern neighbour, Sudan. The fledgling country has, since its birth, known relatively little peace, security and stability. Political in-fighting amongst the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) has fuelled tensions and conflict, particularly between the country’s two largest ethnic groups – the Dinka and the Nuer. The ongoing conflict has wreaked havoc on South Sudan’s infrastructure and school-age children, producing scores of internally displaced people and refugees, stretching the country’s already thin resources.
Sudan

Sudan

Sudan has the highest out of school rate in Northern Africa; almost one third of the country’s children—more than three million—are not receiving basic education. EAC is partnered with two of its strategic partners to reduce the numbers of OOSC in the country.
Syrian Arab Republic

Syrian Arab Republic

Syria is a country of 14 provinces with its capital based in Damascus. Its economy has deteriorated steadily amid the ongoing conflict that began in 2011, declining by an estimated 62 percent from 2010 to 2014. The government has struggled to address the effects of international sanctions, widespread infrastructure damage, diminished domestic consumption and production and rising inflation, which has led to spiking budget and trade deficits, a shrinking value of the Syrian pound and falling household purchasing power.
Uganda

Uganda

Uganda has made substantial progress to date toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In partnership with UNHCR, Plan Canada and Building Tomorrow, EAC works to support both refugee and primary education in Uganda.
Yemen

Yemen

Retaining much of its tribal character, north and south Yemen joined forces in 1990 to become what we know today as Yemen. Internal conflict in the form of protests resulted in then president Saleh stepping down. Political reforms followed, however in September 2014, rebels seized the capital, Sanaa and according to the BBC, have shown no signs of readiness to withdraw. EAC partnerships with UNHCR and with UNICEF will ensure quality education for tens of thousands of children in Yemen.