Education Above All Foundation Launches Project to Enroll All Out-Of-School Children in Rwanda


The global Education Above All (EAA) Foundation announced a partnership aimed at providing quality primary education to every remaining out-of-school child (OOSC) in Rwanda.



In a statement, the EAA said that a framework agreement was signed between EAA through EAA’s Educate A Child program and the government of Rwanda and Save the Children to ensure Zero OOSC, with the support of Qatar Fund for Development. The new project targets the hardest to reach OOSC in Rwanda.



This agreement builds on the achievements made by the Government of Rwanda and its partners in recent years. Due to their sustained efforts, the number of children needing to be enrolled in school is only approximately 177,000.



During the launch, HE Rwanda’s Minister of State for Education Claudette Irere reiterated the significance of education to all and demonstrated the Government’s efforts towards the initiative.



“One of our major priorities is access to quality Education, leaving no child behind and ensuring their retention, transition, and completion throughout the Education system. This partnership complements our ongoing efforts of ensuring that no child drops out of school. We look forward to a successful collaboration.” Commenting on this project, Executive Director of EAA Foundation’s Educate A Child program Dr Mary Joy Pigozzi, says: “This partnership with Save the Children offers concrete opportunities to Rwanda’s children who have been left out of education. We thank the government of Rwanda, whose commitment will ensure that every single out-of-school girl and boy is given a chance to learn and thrive.” Save the Children President and CEO Janti Soeripto said: “For more than 100 years, Save the Children has been committed to helping children access education to reach their full potential. We are honored to work together with the Education Above All Foundation and the Ministry of Education of Rwanda to ensure
all children, including those with disabilities, can go to school to learn and grow. As the world’s leading child rights organization, Save the Children has a responsibility to deliver programs inclusive of children with disabilities that maintain their dignity and secure their full, effective and equal participation.” EAA’s Zero OOSC was launched in 2019. A framework agreement was signed between EAA and the government of Rwanda in 2021 to ensure Zero OOSC, EAA’s Educate A Child program and Save the Children have partnered on a new project in the country, targeting the hardest to reach OOSC in Rwanda.



Source: Qatar News Agency

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