Educate A Child (EAC), a global program of the Education Above All Foundation, was launched in 2012 with the aim of making significant differences in the lives of children who have no access to primary education. Through partnership and innovation, EAC has helped millions of out-of-school children (OOSC) all over the world overcome the access and retention barriers blocking their path to education. By playing a leadership role in the field of OOSC and quality primary education, EAC strives to achieve individual and social outcomes for these children and their communities, resulting in a more sustainable world for everyone.

In April 2018, EAC marked a key milestone. EAC’s founder Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser joined partners and education stakeholders from around the world in New York to celebrate the fact that the program had secured commitments to enroll more than 10.4 million out-of-school children into quality primary education.

Since then, EDC has led a consortium of national and international organizations from the Malian Federation of NGOs (FONGIM) that have partnered with EAC to implement the Programme d’accès à l'éducation pour tous les enfants au Mali, or Access to Education for All Children in Mali (PACETEM) project. PACETEM is working to ensure access to quality education for nearly 600,000 vulnerable out-of-school children in the country through alternative educational strategies, such as mobile schools for children in nomadic communities and accelerated-learning programs for older students. In addition, this joint project supports teacher training, the provision of instructional materials, parental engagement, and improved school management capacity.

EDC appreciates all that has been accomplished on behalf of out-of-school children in Mali through our partnership with Educate A Child.