Project

Enrolling OOSC in South Kivu and Katanga

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, EAC is supporting the International Rescue Committee to implement the Enrolling Out of School Children in South Kivu and Katanga Project to ensure that 47,750 Congolese children who are currently out of school have access to quality formal and non-formal primary education.

To reach this goal, IRC is expanding its current education programs in South Kivu and Katanga provinces, leveraging existing project infrastructure, knowledge, and experience with the provincial education system to scale up efforts. IRC will enrol 33,750 girls and boys in primary school with scholarship support; enrol 14,000 out of school children (OOSC) in non-formal accelerated learning programs (ALP), which condenses the 6-year primary school curriculum into 3 years; and promote on-time enrolment, community support for education, and parent participation in education through mass media campaigns targeting 33,000 parents.

Through this project, the IRC addresses barriers to education and helps reduce the number of children missing out on their right to education by enroling more in school through scholarships, by supporting educational quality through community outreach programs, and by leveraging existing funding in the DRC.

Partners

International Rescue Committee

IRC is working in partnership with EAC to ensure that children in Côte d’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have opportunities to realize their fundamental right to an education.

Countries

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the African continent’s second largest country in terms of sheer landmass and shares borders with nine other countries. The DRC is endowed with enormous natural resource wealth, such as gold, copper, cobalt and uranium, and approximately 34 percent of its territory is fertile, arable land. However, the country’s natural resources have, over the years, proven burdensome, as they have engendered corruption at the highest levels and sustained armed conflicts.