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On World Book Day Reading Brings Joy

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April 23, 2020
In Cambodia, Educate A Child (EAC), a global programme of the Education Above All Foundation (EAA), and Aide et Action (AEA) have been collaborating through the Education For All: An Integrated Approach project to enrol vulnerable OOSC into primary education and improve the quality of education across the country.
International Day of Education

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January 23, 2020
Today, EAA joins the world in marking the International Day of Education, a day proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to honor education and its centrality to human wellbeing and sustainable development. The theme for 2020 is “Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace.”
Educate A Child Goes to WISE 2019!

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January 05, 2020
WISE 2019 brought together a formidable array of education stakeholders, development actors, eminent personalities, teachers and students to call attention to the changing nature of the education landscape in the 21st Century and the imperatives of awareness and responsible action. Amid this beehive of activity, EAC planned a wide range of panel discussions, launched its new ZERO Strategy through a landmark plenary session and signed formal agreements to continue to reach OOSC and at-risk children worldwide.
EAA/EAC Journeys to NYC to Join in UNGA 73

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December 11, 2018
Under the rubric of “Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies”, EAA/EAC had a robust presence through the duration of UNGA 73, assembling critical stakeholders, technical experts and key partners, and taking up important issues in education head on.
Landmark Moments for Out of School Children Worldwide from Paris, to Geneva and New York

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September 25, 2018
Education Above All/Educate A Child launched the “Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children” event in New York City in April, a critical culmination of years of work and determination, and in fact part of broader awareness-raising campaign regarding the SDGs in Paris with UNESCO and the importance of quality education for refugees and IDPs with UNHCR in Geneva in the months prior.
Moving To Address Children Who Are At Risk Of Missing Out On Education

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September 20, 2018
"EAC is not going to rest on its laurels. With the help of our partners, we were able to increase education access to over 10 million out of school children. But, reaching that milestone made us more aware of the work that remains to be done. So, I’m thrilled to announce that EAC is now proactively working to prevent at-risk children from missing out on the right to education," says Dr Mary Joy Pigozzi, Executive Director, Educate A Child (EAC).
A Promise Kept: Celebrating our Collective Achievement of Securing Commitments to Enrol 10 Million OOSC

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July 17, 2018
After successfully launching the 10 Million Milestone Event at the New York Public Library, EAC organised a partners meeting by assembling the leadership and representatives from almost every member of its vast network on 28 April to assess the progress made and lessons learned.
Dr Pigozzi Participates in the Oxford Symposium in Comparative and International Education

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July 10, 2018
Educate A Child joins other invited delegates and technical experts from all over the world to consider the role of education against the backdrop of pluralism and shifting societal, cultural and economic realities at Oxford University.
Education Above All Foundation and Sherborne Qatar Support a School in Cambodia

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May 14, 2018
Sherborne Qatar School is delighted to announce that it will be working with United World Schools (UWS), a partner organisation of Education Above All (EAA)/Educate A Child (EAC), to support the Som Roung School in northeast Cambodia. At Sherborne Qatar, community service is a hallmark principle -- pupils should not only have an understanding of others but should try and do something positive to help those who do not enjoy the same privileges as them and understand the mechanics of how that help is given.
A Valuable Lesson

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A new approach to schooling in Myanmar is winning big smiles
WORLD LEADERS CELEBRATE MAJOR MILESTONE IN EMPOWERING 10 MILLION MARGINALIZED OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN THROUGH QUALITY EDUCATION

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April 28, 2018
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, UN Secretary General António Guterres and leaders from the United Nations, NGOs and global industry, including the President of the Republic of Ghana and model philanthropist Naomi Campbell, celebrate an important milestone in addressing a growing international challenge.
A New Lease of Life

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Helping children in North India by preparing them for formal education
EAA and UNHCR High-Level Forum in Geneva Shines Light on Barriers in Delivering Quality Education

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

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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.
A Bright New Day

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Breaking down barriers to give children in Uganda a better future

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On World Book Day Reading Brings Joy

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April 23, 2020
In Cambodia, Educate A Child (EAC), a global programme of the Education Above All Foundation (EAA), and Aide et Action (AEA) have been collaborating through the Education For All: An Integrated Approach project to enrol vulnerable OOSC into primary education and improve the quality of education across the country.
International Day of Education

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January 23, 2020
Today, EAA joins the world in marking the International Day of Education, a day proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to honor education and its centrality to human wellbeing and sustainable development. The theme for 2020 is “Learning for people, planet, prosperity and peace.”
Educate A Child Goes to WISE 2019!

News

January 05, 2020
WISE 2019 brought together a formidable array of education stakeholders, development actors, eminent personalities, teachers and students to call attention to the changing nature of the education landscape in the 21st Century and the imperatives of awareness and responsible action. Amid this beehive of activity, EAC planned a wide range of panel discussions, launched its new ZERO Strategy through a landmark plenary session and signed formal agreements to continue to reach OOSC and at-risk children worldwide.
EAA/EAC Journeys to NYC to Join in UNGA 73

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December 11, 2018
Under the rubric of “Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies”, EAA/EAC had a robust presence through the duration of UNGA 73, assembling critical stakeholders, technical experts and key partners, and taking up important issues in education head on.
Landmark Moments for Out of School Children Worldwide from Paris, to Geneva and New York

News

September 25, 2018
Education Above All/Educate A Child launched the “Reaching 10 Million Out of School Children” event in New York City in April, a critical culmination of years of work and determination, and in fact part of broader awareness-raising campaign regarding the SDGs in Paris with UNESCO and the importance of quality education for refugees and IDPs with UNHCR in Geneva in the months prior.
Moving To Address Children Who Are At Risk Of Missing Out On Education

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September 20, 2018
"EAC is not going to rest on its laurels. With the help of our partners, we were able to increase education access to over 10 million out of school children. But, reaching that milestone made us more aware of the work that remains to be done. So, I’m thrilled to announce that EAC is now proactively working to prevent at-risk children from missing out on the right to education," says Dr Mary Joy Pigozzi, Executive Director, Educate A Child (EAC).
A Promise Kept: Celebrating our Collective Achievement of Securing Commitments to Enrol 10 Million OOSC

News

July 17, 2018
After successfully launching the 10 Million Milestone Event at the New York Public Library, EAC organised a partners meeting by assembling the leadership and representatives from almost every member of its vast network on 28 April to assess the progress made and lessons learned.
Dr Pigozzi Participates in the Oxford Symposium in Comparative and International Education

News

July 10, 2018
Educate A Child joins other invited delegates and technical experts from all over the world to consider the role of education against the backdrop of pluralism and shifting societal, cultural and economic realities at Oxford University.
Education Above All Foundation and Sherborne Qatar Support a School in Cambodia

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May 14, 2018
Sherborne Qatar School is delighted to announce that it will be working with United World Schools (UWS), a partner organisation of Education Above All (EAA)/Educate A Child (EAC), to support the Som Roung School in northeast Cambodia. At Sherborne Qatar, community service is a hallmark principle -- pupils should not only have an understanding of others but should try and do something positive to help those who do not enjoy the same privileges as them and understand the mechanics of how that help is given.
WORLD LEADERS CELEBRATE MAJOR MILESTONE IN EMPOWERING 10 MILLION MARGINALIZED OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN THROUGH QUALITY EDUCATION

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April 28, 2018
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, UN Secretary General António Guterres and leaders from the United Nations, NGOs and global industry, including the President of the Republic of Ghana and model philanthropist Naomi Campbell, celebrate an important milestone in addressing a growing international challenge.
144,000 Refugee and Hard-to-Reach Children In Bangladesh and Somalia to Access Quality Education

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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

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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.
HH Sheikha Moza & Director General Of UNESCO Urge Renewed Commitment for Education

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February 28, 2018
Number of out-of-school primary level children rises to 63 million, according to new UNESCO figures
Across ASEAN Countries – Transforming Pledges into Action

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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’

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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).

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Transforming Lives Through Education

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"In the past, I had only seen computers from afar,” says 10-year-old Rukayya Mohammed Baital, who lives in northeastern Nigeria. “In my settlement everything revolves around our animals… We rarely have access to electricity.”
Ouattara’s Story: How an Out of School Boy in Rural Côte d’Ivoire Made it back to School

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Ouattara Bazoumana is a 12-year-old boy. He lives with his parents in the rural village of Ouassegbogo in Côte d’Ivoire, where life can be di cult for a family with limited means. Even though Ouattara had to walk several kilometres to the nearest school, he loved school.
A Future Reimagined: Fatra’s Story

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“The previous classrooms were not good: donkeys and sheep slept in them at night and there were no chairs. This classroom has furniture and chairs. It is very beautiful,” says Fatra.
Shimuly Dreams of Being a Teacher

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Shimuly, a 12-year-old girl from rural Raipur Upazila in the Laxmipur district of Noakhali, Bangladesh, has been studying at a Children’s Learning Center (CLC), courtesy of a project partnership between Educate A Child and the Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM).
Education Gives Suhani the Freedom of Choice

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Suhani*, a 12-year-old girl from rural Rajasthan, India, went to school regularly until a few years ago. She struggled with reading and writing and had no support to strengthen her abilities.
Marufa: One Girl Determined to Go to School

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Marufa, a 14-year-old girl from the Korail slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is a class five student at Boubazar-1 BRAC Primary School on track to sit the Primary Education Completion Examination. Three years ago, Marufa was in class one and could neither read nor write. She was shy, nervous, and worried about school. Marufa did not participate in class and she disliked school rules and regulations.
Confronting Barriers to Girls’ Education in Kenya

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Since Kenya introduced free primary education in 2003, enrolment rates have increased to 84 per cent. However, in some regions, where poverty levels and gender inequality are high, only 19 per cent of girls are enrolled in school.
Bridging the Education Gap for Underprivileged Children in India

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​With a clean face and uniform, seven-year-old Anjana Bano races ahead of her two older brothers as they head for school. On her way, she waves to her disabled mother, watching with pride from the hut her family calls home. This was not always the case.​
Charlène – A Student and a Mother

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In Cote d’Ivoire, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s (NRC) Bridging Tomorrow project and Educate A Child have trained 460 school directors in school management, child protection, and the necessity of educating children, especially young mothers. Its accelerated learning programme has enrolled 16,000 OOSC since 2013.
Reversing the Tragedies of the Pristine Valleys: The Revolutionary Walk, Taking a Child to School in Swat, Pakistan

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In 1961 when Queen Elizabeth II visited Swat, she was so overwhelmed by its natural beauty she referred to it as “the Switzerland of the East”. Over the past decade violence has upended this description.
Educate A Child and the UNHCR Work Together to Build a Better Future for Refugee Children in Chad

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In a peanut field at the Djabal refugee camp, people work under the unflinching gaze of the sun. Radia Youssouf, 15, is one of them. War in Darfur forced Radia and her family to flee Sudan.
Making quality education a reality for children in Chad

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In Chad, where access to quality education remains a significant challenge, UNICEF, Educate A Child (EAC), and other partners are supporting the government with a project aimed at strengthening education for almost a million children.
Restoring hope to learn

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“When I joined this school, I could hardly read and write. Now I am the best in my class; I can even speak English. When I grow up I want to be a doctor and help all people who are sick or hurt,” says 12-year-old Hamdi.
A new photo book keeps focus on out of school children

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As part of its continued effort to highlight the pressing need for primary education for all, Educate A Child, a programme of the Education Above All Foundation (EAA), officially launched a new book at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in October.
Educate A Child and Gonoshahajjo Sangstha (GSS) in Bangladesh

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High-quality education for out of school children in Bangladesh – the Gonoshahajjo Sangstha (GSS) children and their Ananda Niketon schools.

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