Quality and inclusive education with gender equality

Project name :

Improving access to quality and inclusive education with gender equality for out-of-school children in Iraq

Budget :

more than 5M$

Project duration :

28-02-2018

Location :

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).
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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: 

Objective one: Providing safe and child friendly learning spaces especially in the areas where IDP/returnee influx puts increased pressure on social facilities or in the affected areas by military operations
Objective two: Enrollment of 150,000 OOSC (including IDPs/returnees)
Objective three: Enhancing the capacity of all national stakeholders to ensure quality of deliverables

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.