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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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An incredible 67 million primary-level children are out-of-school through no fault of their own. These projects give them life-changing opportunity.

India: There are 6 million out-of-school children in India. While progress has been made towards universal elementary education, India’s education system still faces significant challenges – exacerbated by Covid – including high dropout rates, low-level learning outcomes, gender disparities and poverty.
We are contributing to a six-year project in which Education Above All and Educate Girls, an NGO, based in India, provide access to 232,500 out-of-school children in rural, remote and tribal communities across Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Our contribution has helped children like Monica, who had return to leave school after having to help in the housedrop out when her father suffered a mental breakdown.ill health. You can read how the project helped her back into school in our annual report.

Zambia: There are about 495,000 out-of-school primary-aged children in Zambia. Barriers to education include long distances to school, poverty, early/forced marriage, gender discrimination and lack of facilities for special needs.
We are contributing to a project in which Education Above All is co-fundingpartners with Zambia Open Community Schools, a national NGO, to enrol 175,000 out-of-school children throughout the country.

This work helps children like Nasilele, get back in the classroom learning the skills she needs to build a brighter future, after she had to drop out of school to help take care of her sister’s children. You can read how the project helped her back into school in our annual report.

Ethiopia: We are supporting a project in Gambella, a region with large numbers of out-of-school children and refugees. Barriers to education include refugee status, forced marriage, lack of school infrastructure, child labour and poor quality education.
Our grant is purchasing education kitscontributing to the provision of educational materials in several refugee camps and host community schools.
This is part of a project in which Education Above All [link to Strategic partners] is supportingpartnering with Save the Children to enrol over 35,088 out-of-school children in schools.