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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.

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EAC and Zambia Open Community Schools (ZOCS), in partnership, aim to reach 175,000 out of school children (OOSC) with quality primary education.

ZOCS is a vibrant flagship organisation of schools founded in Zambia in 1992. The organisation empowers communities to provide quality basic education to over 125,000 students in more than 650 demonstration Community Schools across 51 districts in all the 10 provinces of the country, premised on the principle that every child has a right to education.

Through a three-pillared approach focusing on advocacy, service delivery and capacity building, ZOCS has enhanced educational opportunities for children, increased community capacity to provide such opportunities and advocated for government commitment to the sustainability of ZOCS innovations in Zambia’s Community Schools.

Together, EAC and ZOCS are implementing the Community Action for OOSC project in 29 districts throughout the country. Overall, the project is a five-year initiative, seeking to enrol 175,000 OOSC, train teachers and mobilise communities.

 

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

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