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EAA joins the international community in condemning the attacks in Afghanistan and Cameroon

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EAA issues urgent plea to “Unite to Protect” education from systemic attack and hold perpetrators accountable.

Yesterday, an attack on a confessional bilingual college in Kumba, in south-west Cameroon, killed 8 children and injured another 12.

Thousands of miles away in Afghanistan, an attack outside an educational center in Kabul’s Dasht-e-Barchi area left 16 people dead and 45 people injured, many of them women and children.

Schools should be spaces of safety and security where children are safe to learn and play, and young people and teachers can exchange knowledge. They should not be the targets of violence and at the centre of the horrors of war.

On 9 September 2020, the world came together to call for an end to attacks on education, and yet just a few months later we see that schools continue to be targets of attacks. To build a better world, we must strengthen global governance and hold accountable those who unleash violence against children and education.

Education Above All Foundation continues in its steadfast commitment and advocacy for the protection of education from attacks of any form, and we call on all actors to join us in our campaign to “Unite to Protect” education from attack.

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"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