Education For All OOSC in Zanzibar

Together with UNICEF, EAC is aiming to reach and enrol 35,732 out of school children (OOSC) with quality primary education over the course of a three-year period in Tanzania’s autonomous region of Zanzibar.

Education For All OOSC in Zanzibar

UNICEF works to ensure that every child in Tanzania has access to quality basic education. For this to happen, the organisation believes that children need to be ready to learn, teachers prepared to teach and schools enabled to provide quality education for all.

The ultimate goal of the Education For All OOSC in Zanzibar project is to improve equitable access to, and retention in, quality primary education for all OOSC in Zanzibar. Moreover, the project aims to reinforce the Government of Zanzibar’s attempt to achieve universal primary education and aligns with the Zanzibar Education Development Programme (ZEDP II), which seeks to boost access amongst the most disadvantaged children.

To achieve this aim, the project endeavours to:

  1. Increase community engagement and support in identification, enrolment and retention of OOSC;
  2. Improve school infrastructure and safe-learning environments for primary school children;
  3. Improve primary school teacher competencies and motivation to effectively deliver quality teaching for OOSC;
  4. Increase access to psychosocial, mentorship and life-skills support for OOSC; and
  5. Improve capacity of government institutions and schools to use technological innovations in planning, coordination and monitoring quality and equity in education of OOSC.

In addition, the Education For All OOSC in Zanzibar project will scale-up Zanzibar’s existing Alternative-Learning Programme (ALP) to integrate OOSC into the formal education system.

For more information about this EAC Implementing Partner, please visit the UNICEF website.





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.




Tanzania, located in East Africa, borders eight other countries to the North, West, South and the Indian Ocean to the East. The country is a democratic nation and has operated under a multi-party system since 1992. Tanzania’s economy is largely oriented around agricultural production and variations in rainfall are not without effect. However, according to the World Bank, the country regularly posts “impressive growth” and has, in effect, outperformed other developed countries and fast-emerging economies on occasion. Yet the World Bank has also cautioned that the benefits of Tanzania’s economic growth mostly elude rural populations, who comprise the majority of the country’s poor.