Education Above All pledges $53 million to help 709,000 children
15 March 2023, 12:00 AM
30 April 2023, 12:00 AM
Education Above All (EAA) and its programme have concluded a successful week at the 5th UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDC5) Doha.
The Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) took part in a variety of panel discussions on everything from gender equality to online universities and youth climate action. QFFD signed four MoUs with the Republic of Senegal, the People's Republic of Bangladesh, the Republic of Liberia and Burkina Faso.The Education Above All Foundation is committed to giving 709,060 out-of-school children access to quality education. The total budget for these projects is $53 million with the support of the Qatar Fund for Development, the Asian Development Bank and more than six partners.
The projects will address the need for clean water, food for students and teachers, and proper sanitation. It will also offer awareness campaigns for parents and teach them the importance of education and its links to combating problems such as child labour and dropout rates. Project leaders will work with local communities and influential personalities and will try and address issues such as student registration systems and solving overcrowded classrooms.
Another big success of the LDC5 conference was a co-signing between EAA and UNESCO.
It was agreed upon to a joint advocacy for implementing the UNESCO Qualifications Passport programme at the regional, MENA and international levels.
EAA's panel discussions were attended by global leaders and ministers from Africa and Asia throughout the week. Ministers of Education from Bangladesh and Pakistan attended EAA's discussion on gender and equality, hosted along with its programme Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC).
EAA along with its programme Educate A Child discussed ways to improve teaching in Burkina Faso, while eight countries participated in a ministerial roundtable on out-of-school-children sharing information from Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Pakistan and the State of Palestine.
EAA also included youth voices across all of its panel discussions, especially through its Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) event on how "green skills" can combat climate change challenges and youth unemployment.
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