In partnership with Educate A Child, a global programme of the Education Above All Foundation, UNESCO is implementing a project “Improving access to quality and inclusive education with gender equality for out-of-school children in Iraq”.
The project aims at providing access to quality and inclusive education with gender equality for 150,000 out-of-school children (OOSC) in Iraq focusing on six governorates with high numbers of OOSC (Baghdad, Ninewa, Erbil, Salah Al-Din, Babil, and Thi Qar), during three school years (2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21).
The project focusing on the following objectives:
Under the first objective, rehabilitation of schools is implemented, in addition to the provision of school furniture including student desks, chairs, tables, whiteboards, fans/air conditions and learning materials.
In summer 2018, UNESCO in cooperation with the Directorate of Education in Ninewa, identified 35 schools in Ninewa governorate as the potential target of rehabilitation work under the EAC project and selected the below 11 schools based on a series of discussions.