Publications

EAC’s primary goal is to contribute to the enrolment and retention of 10 million OOSC in a quality primary education program. We have a modest publications program to support learning in relation to providing quality education programs to OOSC, provide information for advocating for OOSC, and to give evidence for mobilising additional funding for proven approaches. We share our publications in the spirit of contributing to the concern for and knowledge base about OOSC.

Boat Schools Evaluation Report

Partner Publications

January 08, 2020
The EAC/BRAC Boat Schools project was undertaken with the situation of the vulnerable children in the flood prone areas of Haor and Beel in Bangladesh, where many are denied their right to education, due to geography, poverty, low quality and other factors in mind. To address such challenges, a project model was developed with the basic premise of not necessarily bringing the child to school, but rather bringing the school to the child. This in-depth evaluation seeks to uncover the impacts of the project and provides an overview of the unique dynamics related to implementation.
Educate A Child: Celebrating 10 Million -- Partners' Meeting Report

Brochures & Information

January 07, 2020
The 10 million milestone would not have been possible without the contributions, hard work, determination, and commitment of the many partners who brought their expertise, knowledge and experience to bear in finding and enrolling OOSC. EAC and its partners share a vision of a world where all children have the opportunity to access a quality primary education. We pursue this global endeavour by supporting and expanding direct interventions that target the barriers impeding the path to education for OOSC.
EAC's ZERO OOSC Strategy

Brochures & Information

January 05, 2020
The march to 10 million was only the beginning. EAC takes to heart its role as a leader for global action and creating opportunities for OOSC around the world to actualise a brighter future through education. In addition to continuing to reach OOSC the world over, with the implementation of ZERO, EAC will collaborate with different government that have been working steadily over the years to bring UPE to fruition and education exclusion to a final conclusion.
Leveraging Community and Government Resources for Gender and Educational Equity in India: A Case Study of Educate Girls

Technical

July 23, 2019
This case study’s key findings are based on the triangulation of interview and focus group qualitative data with desk review qualitative data, and quantitative data as they relate to Educate Girls and EAC's joint efforts to increase access to quality primary education in India's Rajasthan State from 2012 to 2017.
EAC Brochure 2019

Brochures & Information

July 08, 2019
Partnerships have been central to EAC’s strategy to reach over 10.4 million OOSC in a little under six years. This accomplishment shows that by working together even the most intractable global challenges can be addressed, and the hardest-to-reach children can realise their right to quality education.
Partnering for a Sustainable World – Educate A Child

Brochures & Information

June 30, 2019
Our global achievements can be attributed, in large part, to our singular focus, commitment to scale and distinctive operational model – a model developed after assessing and learning from conventional models and continuously building on experience. EAC is committed to serving as a catalyst for making a difference in education by acting differently.
INCLUSION: Counting and Accounting for Out of School Children

Occasional Papers

June 20, 2019
EAC and its partners are committed to reaching children who are not in primary-level education, and ensure through appropriate interventions that children have an opportunity for a basic education. Inclusion, for EAC, is about identifying children who are often invisible to the system at large, marginalised due to situations beyond their control and facing barriers that are difficult to overcome. Assuring these children are visible by including them in quality education programmes and offering a different life trajectory forms the focus for EAC to identify, count enrolment and account for their progress through the system.
Reducing Risk Factors: Helping Children Stay in School – Occasional Paper #4

Occasional Papers

January 16, 2019
In the fourth installment of the Occasional Paper Series, Educate A Child (EAC) and FHI 360 delve into supporting vulnerable children, the most at risk of dropping out of school, to persist in education. “Reducing Risk Factors: Helping Children Stay in School” outlines some of the characteristics that appear to be critical to retaining these children.
Flexible, Multi-Level Learning for OOSC: Dhaka Ahsania Mission's Children's Learning Centers, A Case Study

Case Studies

December 31, 2018
Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) is one of EAC’s initial partners, joining in 2012 when the idea of reaching 10 million OOSC was still more of a dream than a real possibility. DAM’s Children’s Learning Centers (CLCs) project is of particular interest to EAC because it reaches some children who face multiple barriers to accessing education. It does this through an innovative approach that includes accelerated learning in multi-grade classrooms that cater to individual student’s learning level on a subject-by-subject basis. The DAM graduates perform better on the national end of primary level test and with higher retention rates than students from government schools.
Policy Paper 37 – What a Waste: Ensure Migrant and Refugees' Qualifications and Prior Learning are Recognized

Perspectives on Practice & Policy

December 13, 2018
In recent years, more people have been moving across borders, voluntarily or forcibly, in search of opportunities that range from better employment to safe haven from persecution and conflict. Education can be an asset for migrants and refugees, but its advantages cannot be realized if the learning and qualifications achieved before moving are not recognized elsewhere. So that migrants and refugees as well as destination countries can reap the full benefits of mobility, all the world’s regions are taking steps to improve the process through which qualifications and prior learning are recognized, validated and accredited.
#TogetherFor10Million

Brochures & Information

December 03, 2018
April 2018 marks an important time in the work of the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation and its Educate A Child (EAC) programme. It is a milestone towards the achievement of a promise made by our Founder, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, to enable 10 million out of school children to access the quality education that is their right.
Ensuring High Quality Primary Education for Children from Mobile Populations: A Desk Study

Perspectives on Practice & Policy

August 27, 2017
Quality education is an enabling right and an effective means through which other rights can be accessed. While significant global progress has been made towards enrolment in primary education, continuing problems with both access and quality disproportionately affect children from mobile populations. Children from these populations are often poorly visible in education policies – and in datasets that inform development policies in general.
EAC Case Study: International Rescue Committee's "Save for School" Program in Côte d'Ivoire

Case Studies

August 22, 2017
Educate A Child’s (EAC) primary objective is to contribute to significant and positive change in the lives of millions of children through quality primary education. Our focus is on action; on as large a scale as possible. Action is meaningless in relation to impact, however, unless there is a robust assessment of lessons learned from our efforts undertaken. This review of the “Save for School” program in Côte d’Ivoire, designed and implemented by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), is the first formal evaluation that EAC has commissioned for this purpose.
EAC Brochure 2017

EAC Brochures

August 03, 2017
EAC operates through a partnership model to identify and reach large numbers of OOSC and provide them with an opportunity to learn in a quality primary education programme. It partners with organisations to support innovative programmes and methods of education for the hardest-to-reach children, especially those affected by poverty, conflict, natural disaster and cultural barriers.
Sustaining Change

Occasional Papers

April 23, 2017
Sustainable development is typically defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This concept was originally intended to capture the essence of living on the planet in ways that protect resources for the future. Over time, it has broadened to include social, economic and environmental health and well-being for humans and habitat. One foundational contributor to a sustainable world is education, a key to improving people’s lives and ability to thrive. The goal of EAC’s partners is to create lasting changes and long-term impacts beyond the term of the project so the forgotten and invisible children who are denied an education continue to be recognised and supported.
Education Impacts the SDGs

EAC Infographics

January 08, 2017
REACHING GOAL 4 FOR QUALITY EDUCATION IS FUNDAMENTAL TO ACHIEVING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Education and the SDGs

Occasional Papers

November 20, 2016
Education plays a foundational role in the newly-launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With a particular focus on improving life opportunities and outcomes for the most marginalized in society, the SDGs were formed to build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Education Above All Annual Report 2015

EAC & EAA Reports

August 17, 2016
This is the second annual report published by Education Above All (EAA) since our founder, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, started a global movement in 2012 to support the Millennium Development Goal of achieving universal primary education for all children around the world.
Keep The Promise

EAC Brochures

November 05, 2015
EAC aims to increase access to quality primary education to children who ordinarily would not receive one due to extreme poverty, conflict, disaster or cultural and geographic barriers. EAC reflects a commitment to help provide OOSC with opportunities to learn. As such, it contributes to SDG 4 and the UN’s Global Education First Initiative.
EAC at WISE 2015

EAC & EAA Reports

November 04, 2015
The theme was "Education Post 2015: Poverty: Social, Economic and Cultural Challenges". An EAC hosted Session titled Current Education Financing Mechanisms and Promising Options took place on Wednesday 4th November 2015 and was moderated by Nicholas Burnett, Managing Director for Education at Results for Development (R4D).
The Economic Cost Out of School Children in 20 Countries (update)

Economics

October 06, 2015
This is an update of the second publication from Educate A Child (EAC) that focuses on the costs of not providing universal primary education—to individuals and to nations. Like the original version of this paper, it was developed by and is published jointly with Results for Development (R4D).
Social and Economic Costs  of Out of School Children in Colombia

Economics

October 06, 2015
The third EAC publication in its economics of out of school series, again developed in partnership with R4D, addresses the socio-political, health and economic costs of out of school children (OOSC) in Colombia.
Innovative Financial Services for Education

Economics

October 06, 2015
The current mandate of Educate A Child (EAC) is to support out of school children (OOSC) at the primary level in accessing, participating in and completing a quality primary education.
The Economic Cost of Out of School Children in Southeast Asia

Partner Publications

August 08, 2015
This publication is the result of Educate A Child’s (EAC) project with UNESCO Bangkok, which seeks to eradicate obstacles, both in policy and practice, that would prevent children in Southeast Asia from accessing primary education.
Pricing the Right to Education

Partner Infographics

July 14, 2015
A lack of adequate finance stands in the way of achieving new education targets by 2030.
Humanitarian Aid for Education: Why It Matters and Why More is Needed

Partner Infographics

June 29, 2015
EAC partner, the Global Education First Initiative has produced a set of infographics based on key messages from the latest policy paper by the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) on education and conflict.
Supporting Out Of School Children through Educate A Child

EAC Brochures

April 28, 2015
The evidence is clear: the costs of not educating out of school children far outweigh the investment necessary to provide universal primary education. Why? Education has ripple effects that cause positive and sustainable impacts across entire communities...
Stories from our Project Countries

EAC Brochures

April 28, 2015
The stories contained in this booklet are real accounts from the field, in locations where Educate A Child and its partners operate.
Indigenous Language and Education

Thematic Studies

November 04, 2014
The body of research that shows that young children learn best first in their mother tongue is indisputable. Yet, across the globe, education systems pay no, or little, heed to this fact. Children fail to learn in the early grades, not because they cannot learn, but because they have difficulty learning in a foreign language.
A Quality Framework for OOSC

Thematic Studies

November 04, 2014
This paper defines and reviews the issues of out of school children and provides some pointers for assessing how programmes can support learning for out of school children.
EAC Brochure September 2014

EAC Brochures

September 15, 2014
The unfinished agenda. Keeping our promises to Out of School Children
EAC High Level Ministerial Meeting

EAC & EAA Reports

May 15, 2014
The second Educate A Child (EAC) High Level Ministerial Meeting (HLM), held in Doha, Qatar, on April 30, 2014, engaged education partners in meaningful discourse on how to accelerate action to reach out of school children (OOSC).
EAC Brochure April 2014

EAC Brochures

April 30, 2014
EAC’s focus is on enabling children to fulfil their right to an education by eliminating the obstacles that impede access.
Four countries that achieved UPE: How Did They Do It?

Case Studies

April 30, 2014
Despite all the odds, some countries have managed to meet, or come close to meeting, their commitment to primary education as a universal right. How did they do this? And, what challenges still remain to keep the commitment to a primary education for all?
Perspectives on Practice and Policy - MALAYSIA

Perspectives on Practice & Policy

April 29, 2014
As of July 2013, the population of Malaysia was 29.8 million. Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country comprising of Malays and other Bumiputera of Sabah and Sarawak (65.9 percent), Chinese (25.3 percent), Indians (7.5 percent) and other races (1.3 percent).
Perspectives on Practice and Policy - LEBANON

Perspectives on Practice & Policy

April 29, 2014
Lebanon has been successful in increasing access and retention of children in school, as indicated by its primary school net enrolment rate of 94.9 percent in 2011.
Perspectives on Practice and Policy - BOTSWANA

Perspectives on Practice & Policy

April 29, 2014
The Republic of Botswana is a small landlocked country located in southern Africa. A British colony for 81 years, Botswana gained independence in 1966. Botswana’s population currently is about 2 million, according to the 2010 census.
Perspectives on Practice and Policy - BRAZIL

Perspectives on Practice & Policy

April 29, 2014
Brazil was a latecomer to the cluster of countries with broad and open access education systems. The country worked hard and fast to incorporate the growing population of children and youth into the school system.
EAC Brochure November 2013

EAC Brochures

November 01, 2013
Marking the first anniversary of EAC
Educate A Child:  Partners’ Technical Workshop Report

EAC Partners Meetings

November 01, 2013

Marking a year of operation, the technical discussions addressed a synthesis of the baseline reports of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) data from partners and discussions of two prominent intervention strategies across EAC, such as community engagement and child-centered learning.

Benefits of Educating OOSC (2013)

EAC Infographics

October 29, 2013
A simple graphic that demonstrates the multiple benefits of primary education in a range of different sectors.
Costs of Not Educating OOSC (2013)

Economics

October 29, 2013
A graphic, prepared by R4D, that shows the high cost of not providing universal primary education.
Barriers, Obstacles and Approaches Taken in Current EAC Priority Countries (2013)

EAC Infographics

October 01, 2013
A single graphic that lists nine barriers that keep children out of primary education and the different approaches that current EAC partners are using to overcome the obstacles.
Educate A Child:  Partner’s Technical Workshop Report.

EAC Partners Meetings

May 01, 2013
The second partners’ meeting demonstrated that separately and together EAC’s partners had come a good distance in support of the world’s out of school children (OOSC) even though EAC was very young.
EAC Brochure April 2013

EAC Brochures

April 30, 2013
Whether it is due to poverty, conflict, natural disaster or even prejudice, these young people are being denied their fundamental right to learn.
High Level Strategic Meeting to Accelerate Efforts to Reach Out of School Children

EAC Partners Meetings

April 28 - April 30, 2013
Meeting Report: Progress and Outcomes. Delegations from 19 countries, multiple education and development organisations, the private sector, and NGOs engaged in interactive sessions to address contemporary issues related to OOSC.
A Moral Obligation, an Economic Priority:  the Urgency of Enrolling Out of School Children

Economics

April 28 - April 30, 2013
The data and analysis show that providing a quality primary education to all children has significant economic and other effects that are beneficial to nations and our global system.
Exclusion from Education: the Economic Cost of Out of School Children in 20 Countries

Economics

April 01, 2013
The second publication from EAC that focuses on the costs of not providing universal primary education shows that the costs of not educating children significantly outweigh the costs of providing primary education, furthermore, not educating children at the primary level can exceed the value of an average year of economic growth in many countries.
Educate A Child: Partners’ Technical Workshop

EAC Partners Meetings

November 17 - November 18, 2012
The report summarises the first technical meeting of EAC partners held immediately following the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) international conference held in Doha, Qatar.