HH Sheikha Moza launches global initiative to deliver schooling for deprived children
In late November Sheikha Moza bint Nasser launched a global initiative to bring quality primary education to all the world’s children.
With 61 million children worldwide still deprived of education, the Educate A Child (EAC) initiative is partnering with the world’s most expert organisations to bring high quality learning to children affected by extreme poverty, conflict, natural disaster and prejudice.
Speaking at the launch recently of EAC at the World Innovation Summit on Education (WISE), Sheikha Moza said, “EAC will reignite the world’s commitment to the hardest to reach children, the forgotten children. Our mission is to turn attention back to the disadvantaged children of today, who could become confident adults tomorrow, able to fulfil their potential, if we just give them the opportunity.”
EAC is already supporting 25 projects in countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, usually on a matching funding basis. At the time of its launch, there are already some 500,000 children enrolled in EAC funded projects.
The initiative is seeking further partnerships to help many more. Fostering innovation and creativity, it aims to share solutions that can be scaled up to reach millions of children and deliver sustainable education over the long term.