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Educate Every Child: Zero OOSC

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At this moment, there are an astounding 59 million primary-aged out of school children (OOSC) worldwide. That is as unacceptable as it is unsustainable. EAC's Educate Every Child: Zero OOSC is another means to help some of the world's most marginalised OOSC, wherever they may be, access the prospect of a brighter future vis-à-vis quality education.EAC is forging a new path by working to help selected countries on the cusp of realising universal primary education (UPE) to go #TheLastMile and provide access to all OOSC through its “Educate Every Child: Zero OOSC” approach. Never before have governments and a single foundation agreed to end the OOSC phenomenon in their respective countries. Thus far, four governments have pledged to take up this audacious Zero OOSC goal. In addition, EAC has partnered with NGOs and other key actors, such as UNICEF and the World Bank, to support these country-level efforts in the fight against exclusion and accelerate progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, wherein education is inextricably linked to the realisation of myriad other milestones. Accordingly, the United Nations has recognised Zero OOSC as an action within the Decade of Action in support of SDG 4.1. Ultimately, the wellbeing of our planet and humankind comes down to acknowledging and acting on a basic understanding: a world with Zero OOSC is a better world for us all. EAC is, therefore, calling on champions of change within education ministries the world over to make the commitment to UPE official and join Zero in the fight against exclusion. If you represent a government authority in education and/or are interested in engaging with Zero OOSC, please feel free to reach out to us at partners@educateachild.org.qa
EAC's ZERO OOSC Strategy

EAC is forging a new path by working to help selected countries on the cusp of realising universal primary education (UPE) to go #TheLastMile and provide
access to all OOSC through its “Educate Every Child: Zero OOSC” approach.
 
Never before have governments and a single foundation agreed to end the OOSC phenomenon in their respective countries. Thus far, four governments have pledged to take up this audacious Zero OOSC goal. In addition, EAC has partnered with NGOs and other key actors, such as UNICEF and the World Bank, to support these country-level efforts in the fight against exclusion and accelerate progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, wherein education is inextricably linked to the realisation of myriad other milestones. Accordingly, the United Nations has recognised Zero OOSC as an action within the Decade of Action in support of SDG 4.1. Ultimately, the wellbeing of our planet and humankind comes down to acknowledging and acting on a basic understanding: a world with Zero OOSC is a better world for us all.
 
EAC is, therefore, calling on champions of change within education ministries the world over to make the commitment to UPE official and join Zero in the fight against exclusion.
 
If you represent a government authority in education and/or are interested in engaging with Zero OOSC, please feel free to reach out to us at partners@educateachild.org.qa.

Impact

"Humanity will not overcome the immense challenges we face unless we ensure that children get the quality education that equips them to play their part in the modern world." -- HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

Surpassing

12.8 million

enrolment commitments for OOSC

9,099

Scholarships

89.5%

retention rate

395,558

Teachers trained

45,000

schools and classrooms