Implementing Partner

International Rescue Committee

IRC is working in partnership with EAC to ensure that children in Côte d’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have opportunities to realize their fundamental right to an education.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) believes that all people, including children uprooted by conflict, have a right to a good education.  Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an international non-governmental organization that responds to humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. It offers care and assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. The IRC has built expertise in working with local partners in the public and civil society sectors to deliver basic, life-saving social services to vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations and supports education programs for children, youth and adults in conflict-affected countries around the world.

IRC’s education programs operate with the understanding that education plays a fundamental role in reducing the effects of war-trauma, providing young people with stability and structure during and after emergencies, and helping them develop to their full potential. Currently, IRC’s education work reaches millions of children living in crisis and post-crises zones in 23 countries.

EAC has partnered with IRC to provide out of school children affected by conflict in Côte d’Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) with opportunities to complete a full course of basic education.  In Côte d’Ivoire the partnership is working through the Save for Schools project to remove the financial barriers to education for over 8,000 out of school children. Through scholarships and accelerated learning programs the partnership will ensure that over 47,700 out of school children in the DRC complete a quality basic education.

For more information about this EAC implementing partner, please visit the International Rescue Committee website.


Improving Access to Education for Conflict-Affected Children in Northeast Nigeria

EAC and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) have been working in partnership to increase access to quality primary education to out of school children (OOSC) in African countries since 2013. In Nigeria, EAC and IRC aim to reach an additional 20,000 OOSC in the northeastern region of the country.

Enrolling OOSC in South Kivu and Katanga

Successfully Completed Project

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, EAC is supporting the International Rescue Committee to implement the Enrolling Out of School Children in South Kivu and Katanga Project to ensure that 47,750 Congolese children who are currently out of school have access to quality formal and non-formal primary education.

Save for School / Educate First

Successfully Completed Project

In partnership with EAC, the International Rescue Committee’s Educate First project works to increase opportunities for a quality primary education for out of school children in Côte d’Ivoire who were displaced by conflict in recent years and who live in situations of extreme poverty.