Sudan has the highest out of school rate in Northern Africa; almost one third of the country’s children—more than three million—are not receiving basic education. EAC is partnered with two of its strategic partners to reduce the numbers of OOSC in the country.

source(s): UNESCO EFA Global Monitoring Report 2013/14

Main Barriers to Education

  • Poverty
  • Conflict

Prior to 2011, when the people of South Sudan opted for independence; Sudan was once the largest and one of the most geographically diverse states in the African continent. Civil war between the north and south, over an extended period of time has resulted in the loss of 1.5 million lives and internal displacement of many. 

According to the BBC, continuing conflict in the western region of Darfur has driven two million people from their homes and killed more than 200,000.

Since South Sudan’s secession, Sudan has struggled to maintain economic stability largely due to the reduction in oil revenues, which are now shared with South Sudan.  Sudan has embarked on the diversification of its economic activities by further exploration of industries such as gold mining.  This, alongside agricultural production and a reduction in expenditures, means that Sudan can close the gap on their lost oil revenue.

source: BBC

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Educate A Child Partnership

Successfully Completed Project

Educate A Child (EAC) has partnered with UNHCR to bring quality primary education to refugee children in 12 priority countries.
Enabling, Encouraging & Excelling

Enabling, Encouraging & Excelling

As the global refugee protection agency, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is responsible for ensuring that refugee children have access to quality education in their countries of asylum. There are over 2.7 million refugee children out of school in 12 targeted project countries.

Improving Access to Education for OOSC in Sudan

The EAC and UNICEF Improving Access to Education for OOSC project provides direct support to 600,000 OOSC.



EAC partnership with UNHCR will ensure quality education for over 448,000 refugee children. UNHCR and EAC’s shared commitment to children in the most extreme circumstances help to ensure that all children in crisis situations have the opportunity to gain from the benefits of basic education.


EAC and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) are partnering in Chad, Comoros, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen to bring quality basic education to over 3.3 million children.