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The Boat School - Helping children in Bangladesh sail towards an educated future

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Coping with flooding, particularly during the monsoon, is a way of life for residents in the remote district of Sunamganj.
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.
Achieving a First in the Family - Opening up education opportunities for girls in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

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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.
A Dream Come True

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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

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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.
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).
Dr. Mary Joy Pigozzi, Executive Director EAC, Addresses U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

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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.
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser visits Alternative Learning Programme in Khartoum

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March 13, 2017
Her Highnesss Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals, today met with children, beneficiaries and staff at one of the projects her foundations are supporting to improve opportunities for young people in Sudan.
Going to School for the First Time: Educate A Child and UNICEF Somalia are Expanding Access to Education

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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.
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.”
Education Above All Showcased at Qatar Exxon Mobil Open 2017 Tennis Championship

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January 09, 2017
During the championship match between Andy Murray, and Novak Djokovic, at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation and its programme, Educate A Child (EAC) were recognised for their global impact on access to education.
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).
Bharti Foundation Wins Platinum at the 'FAME Excellence Awards 2016'

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October 19, 2016
Recently, the Bharti Foundation earned two platinum FAME Excellence Awards for its work to increase access to quality education. The Foundation was specifically recognised for the ‘The Satya Bharti Quality Support Programme’ and the EAC-supported ‘The Satya Bharti Learning Centre Programme’.

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Educate A Child is Heartened by Educate Girls’ Year 1 DIB Results

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September 07, 2016
Development Impact Bond (DIB) results indicate that the Educate Girls’ interventions in Rajasthan are eliminating the gender gap in terms of enrolment and raising learning levels in literacy and numeracy.
Ground-breaking programme secures access to education for 16,000 children living in Rio’s slums

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August 25, 2016
Education Above All Foundation in partnership with the Association Apprentice School City (Aprendiz) and the Municipal Secretary of Education of Rio de Janeiro secure access to education for 16,000 children living in Rio’s slums.
Educate A Child signs agreement with United World Schools to reach over 33,000 children in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal

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July 10, 2016
Educate A Child (EAC), a programme of the Qatar based Education Above All Foundation (EAA), has signed a three year agreement with United World Schools (UWS), a UK registered charity, to provide quality primary education to over 33,000 out of school children across remote and marginalised communities in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal.
EAC Congratulates Aluno Presente on its New Partnerships

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June 26, 2016
By taking this step towards sustainability and working with new partners, the Aluno interventions and lessons learned will achieve broader replication and scale.
Workshop in Jordan with dynamic young leaders from the MENA region

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December 23, 2015
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) organized a MENA regional advocacy workshop on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) for young people, which took place between the 12th to the 16th of December 2015 in Amman, Jordan.
First Arab Regional Meeting on Education 2030

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December 17, 2015
EAC members Mary Joy Pigozzi and Said Yasin participated in the Arab Regional Meeting on Education convened by UNESCO at Cairo, Egypt, 15-16 December 16, 2015.
HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser 's opening keynote address at WISE 2015

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November 15, 2015
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser gave a keynote speech at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) on the 4th of November 2015 where she praised the achievements of EAC.
Poverty and Quality of Education

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November 05, 2015
At this year’s WISE Summit, Education Above All Foundation is exploring some of the key factors affecting education access around the world.
Educate A Child Receives Prix de la Fondation for its Efforts to Promote the Importance of Education

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October 20, 2015
During the closing ceremony of an international summit organised by the Crans Montana Forum, Educate A Child received the ‘Prix de la Fondation’ for its efforts to promote the importance of education.
Remote, but not forgotten: UNICEF & EAC launch education campaign in Kenya

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October 06, 2015
NAIROBI, 5 October 2015 – UNICEF and Educate A Child (EAC) have launched a project to accelerate access to education for children in the most remote areas of Kenya. Operation Come-To-School seeks to reach 300,000 children by 2018.
EAC Previews Photography Book to Highlight Plight of Out of School Children

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October 05, 2015
In a brief ceremony held at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Education Above All Foundation (EAA) previewed the book ‘Challenges & Reality’, a new collection of images from photojournalist Maher Attar.
Sports making a difference to children in difficult circumstances

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June 23, 2015
In the year 2000 the world’s governments made a promise to provide primary education for all children. Despite this promise and the hard work of many organisations and governments, there remain 58M children who are out of school.
Qatar comes together for ‘A Night for Nepal’

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June 02, 2015
A Charity Dinner and Auction on June 4th to support Nepal’s children.
UNESCO issues Incheon Declaration in support of new Education Sustainable Development Goals

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June 01, 2015
From 19 – 21 May, 2015 three members of the EAC team along with several of their Education Above All colleagues participated in the World Education Forum (WEF) in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
World Education Forum adopts Incheon declaration

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May 23, 2015
Over 130 Education Ministers and more than 1500 participants have now adopted the Incheon Declaration "Education 2030: Towards inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all" that will mobilise all countries and partners to implement the new sustainable development goal (SDG) on education.

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Building Tomorrow

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“You have saved our children from studying under a tree,” said Muganga, chairman of the building committee at the opening of the Building Tomorrow Primary School of Mabaale. “We cannot extend enough thanks for the good work that has been done here.”
School of Wisdom and Knowledge

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Tulsi Khetaji Meghwal, daughter of a roadside vegetable vendor in Ahmedabad, India, has just passed her board exams with distinction and is off to study engineering at college.
Bridging the education gaps for Palestinian refugee children of Syria

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In its fifth year, the Syrian conflict has devastated the lives and livelihoods of millions of Syrians. Equally shattered are the lives of the 560,000 Palestinian refugees who called Syria home.
Educate A Child and Save the Children

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In partnership with Educate A Child (EAC), Save the Children is implementing the Assisting Conflict-Affected Children Enroll and Stay in School (ACCESS) project in eastern Myanmar and Thailand. The project seeks to provide access to quality primary education for out of school children affected by the protracted conflict in Myanmar.
Educate A Child and CARE support Partners for Learning

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Reaching out of school children in Haiti through solidarity, community mobilisation, and partnership.
EAC in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

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For decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been characterised by extreme poverty, cycles of violent conflict, and lack of socio-economic opportunities, with children and youth among those most affected.
Teaching and protecting refugee children in Rwanda

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Since 2012, Educate A Child (EAC) has been in partnership with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in 12 countries across the world to provide over 270,000 refugee children with access to quality primary education. Rwanda is one of these countries.
Reaching marginalised children in Cambodia

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In partnership with EAC, Aide et Action International (AEA) is leading a consortium of 17 national and international organisations to provide education to 57,372 out-of-school children in all 25 provinces of Cambodia by the end of 2017. The EAC project seeks to reach the most marginalised children, including children with disabilities, to ensure that they receive a quality primary education.
Qatar Airways Supports Educate A Child

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Qatar Airways proudly supports the globally focused Educate A Child programme launched in November 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, and recently made a donation of QAR2.4 million to help EAC’s worldwide agenda.
Invest in Sudan’s future generations

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Sudan is the point where Africa meets the Middle East: a country with a rich cultural heritage and enormous potential for development. Any nation aspiring toward peace and prosperity must invest in its human resources, first of all its children; and Sudan is no exception.
Challenges and Reality

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A new book of photography by Maher Attar highlights the struggle for education across four continents.
Build A Future

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In partnership with Educate A Child (EAC), Save the Children is implementing the Build a Future project in Côte d’Ivoire. Build a Future seeks to strengthen the capacity of communities that have been affected by over a decade of conflict to provide quality primary education for their children.
Educate Girls

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The number of out-of-school children in India without access to primary education is estimated at almost 1.7 million, and poverty is identified as a fundamental challenge to enrolment. However, gender discrimination is a significant contributor to the growing number of out-of-school children. To many poor families, educating a girl means losing her as an income provider for the family.
Supporting education in Iran

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Conflict and instability in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past 30 years have forced a substantial number of refugees to flee to the Islamic Republic of Iran, with the country currently hosting more than 882,000 refugees.
Primary Education for All Ages

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There are over two million out-ofschool children in Ethiopia. A lack of infrastructure, early childhood marriage, child labour and, in some cases, a general distrust of formal education are all barriers that prevent children from going to school.

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