144,000 Refugee and Hard-to-Reach Children In Bangladesh and Somalia to Access Quality Education


March 28, 2018
Education Above All (EAA) Foundation signs two new projects to partner with BRAC in Bangladesh and Mercy Corps in Somalia. EAA through its programme Educate A Child (EAC), will help over 144,000 out of school children displaced by or affected by conflict, to access primary education.
EAA and UNHCR High-Level Forum in Geneva Shines Light on Barriers in Delivering Quality Education


March 28, 2018
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation and UN SDG Advocate, joined the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, at a high-level forum today to urge the international community to facilitate access to quality education for displaced children.
Across ASEAN Countries – Transforming Pledges into Action


July 02, 2017
On a regional level, EAC has been deeply engaged and directly supported the enrolment and retention of out of school children (OOSC) through different partnerships in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. Through one such collaboration, EAC and UNESCO worked together and helped create the space for additional political consensus, planning and the implementation of interventions that will benefit the region's dispossessed children and their access to education.
EAC Attends the CIES Conference on ‘Problematizing (In) Equality’


April 10, 2017
Over the course of a five-day period in Atlanta, the CIES Conference treated diverse and salient subjects, such as issues facing immigrant students in the U.S.; development and innovation; and reaching vulnerable and excluded out of school children (OOSC).
Dr. Mary Joy Pigozzi, Executive Director EAC, Addresses U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC


April 03, 2017
Educate A Child (EAC) was invited by the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to address the organisation’s annual meeting.
Become a Partner

The power of partnership is critical to our operational framework. We recognise that there are many organisations that are already very active in working to get, and keep children in quality primary education programmes, and have extensive knowledge about the challenges that out of school children face.  EAC seeks partners to support the acceleration the identification, enrollment and completion of a quality primary education for a significant number of out of school children.

If your organisation shares EAC’s vision of a world where every individual has the opportunity to learn through a quality primary education, and is interested in becoming an EAC partner, please visit the ‘Become A Partner’ section of our website to discover more about EAC partnership types and criteria.  Guidelines on submitting an Expression of Interest for partnership can also be found in this section.

Priority Countries


Based on international statistics, EAC has identified a number of priority countries where it supports partners’ efforts.

EAC is open to working with partners in these countries towards the enrollment of many more children, into quality education programmes.





Achieving a First in the Family - Opening up education opportunities for girls in Lao People’s Democratic Republic


Don, a 14-year-old girl from Lamuek village in the Salavanh Province of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), is the first member of her family to ever have the opportunity to go to school.
The Boat School - Helping children in Bangladesh sail towards an educated future


Coping with flooding, particularly during the monsoon, is a way of life for residents in the remote district of Sunamganj.
A Dream Come True


By the time Srey Neang turned six, she could hardly wait to begin school. She wanted to be a teacher. But Neang, who lives in a small village in southern Cambodia, has parents who did not readily appreciate the value of education in their context.
Reaching for the Sky in Yemen


At just 12, Zuhair, from Sudan, has already faced his share of adversity, braving violence and conflict, displacement across continents and poverty. Still, these challenges have not deterred him from reaching for the stars.
Going to School for the First Time: Educate A Child and UNICEF Somalia are Expanding Access to Education


Ten-year-old Malyun is an enthusiastic student who loves encouraging others. But she had never seen a classroom before as the village in Somalia where she lives didn’t used to have a school.
Educate A Child invites you to make a donation

On average, EAC invests US$100 to enable a child to fulfil her/his right to a quality primary education.

  • 2012/2013: EAC enrolled over 500,000 out of school children and partners committed to enrol 1.5 million.
  • 2013/2014: EAC enrolled over 533,000 additional out of school children and enrolment commitments increased to 2 million.
  • 2014/2015: EAC enrolments exceeded 2.1 million out of school children and partner enrolment commitments increased to more than 6 million.
  • 2015/2016: EAC enrolments surpassed 3.3 million out of school children and partners committed to enrolling more than 6.9 million.
  • 2016/2017: To date, more than 5 million out of school children worldwide have been enrolled and EAC partners have committed to enrolling upwards of 7.2 million.
  • 2017: EAC has enrolled more than 5.7 million out of school children to date and has partnership commitments in place to reach 8.8 million.
  • Since inception, EAC has implemented 65 projects in 50 countries.

Your support in helping Educate A Child to achieve its goal to reach 10 million Out of School Children will make a big difference.



Join the EAC Team

EAC is, at its heart, is a commitment to children who are out of school; we help to provide millions of children with an opportunity to learn and to surpass the very real and significant barriers to education that they face, each and every day.

We are searching for the best candidates to join us in our unwavering mission to enrol and retain 10 million out of school children in quality primary education programmes.  If you think you can support us in achieving our goals and would like to join our growing team, please review the current vacancies below, which also contain information on how to apply:

Educate A Child is focused and enthusiastic in its search for new team members; however, please note that due to the size of our small but growing team, EAC is unable to accept speculative applications and can only consider candidates that strongly match the advertised job descriptions.  

If your profile does not match the job description for the role that you are interested in and you feel that you can add value in another area, please visit the careers page at our parent foundation website: Education Above All and review the other roles currently available.
EAC wishes you all the best in your career search.

Disclaimer: The graphic presentation of boundaries used by EAA/EAC in this map is consistent with those produced by the UN Cartographic Section. This map is provided to facilitate the general location of supported projects. EAA/EAC does not have an official position regarding boundaries of or disputed boundaries between countries.

Meet our partners

EAC works with a diverse set of partners to accelerate the identification, enrolment and completion of primary education for a significant number of out of school children.