Skip to main content
Magnifier icon Magnifier icon


About EAA

Opening up a world of education

Children love to learn. If they are denied access to knowledge, we also deny them the opportunity to change their lives for the better.


EAA, and the World Bank Join Forces to Enhance the Partnership for Education in Developing Countries

Calendar icon
The Education Above All Foundation (EAA) and the World Bank (WB) are committed to improving access to quality education and address the needs of out-of-school children around the world.

Announcing a strengthening of their partnership, following the high-level meeting between Mr. Fahad Al Sulaiti, CEO of the EAA Foundation and Ms. Mamta Murthi, Vice-President for Human Development at the World Bank, the two agencies discussed a joint partnership mechanism to support advocacy for and access to quality education for out-of-school children, young people, refugees and Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and other marginalized groups; education for climate action; and innovative financing mechanisms. 

“The World Bank is excited about partnering with EAA, an institution that works in more than 60 countries to provide access to quality education for millions of children. Building a common platform between our institutions will allow more resources to be directed at the world’s neediest children; enhance capacity of governments in education policy, finance and management; and support innovation in service delivery. In the end, expansion in educational opportunities for all will open the door to more fulfilling lives for today’s youth,” said Mamta Murthi, Vice President, Human Development, World Bank. 

"This collaboration signifies an unprecedented commitment to bolstering education systems in developing countries, fostering positive dialogue between Parliaments, Ministries of Education, Ministries of Finance, and the private sector. Education Above All Foundation is dedicated to working with partners and lighting the path for a promising future for children and youth across the globe,” said Mr. Fahad Al Sulaiti, CEO of the EAA Foundation.

Moving ahead, the two agencies agreed to explore new ways to support countries in countering the pandemic-aggravated learning crisis. Quality education that delivers better learning outcomes requires greater and more efficient public spending. To support countries in this effort, the global community should work to make more international resources available. Global aid for education plays an important role in financing investments in education, especially in low-income countries, and innovative financing mechanisms can support efforts at raising additional resources to fill education funding gaps.

For more information, contact
Mohamed Al-Amri
Senior Media Relations Specialist 
Education Above All
Mobile: +974 5000 9960


"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


14.5 million

enrolment commitments for OOSC




retention rate


Teachers trained


schools and classrooms