OOSC Access Quality Formal and Non-Formal Education Opportunities in Sudan


Project Overview:

The joint EAC/UNICEF project aims to reach 50,000 OOSC, particularly those, between 6 – 13 years of age, who have never attended school or have dropped out across 11 of the 18 states in Sudan with quality primary education. As a focus, project interventions will seek to reach children in rural areas and nomadic communities, IDP children, and other crisis-affected children, including refugees and vulnerable children in urban slums. Furthermore, the project utilizes alternative learning programs (ALPs) in all intervention areas. Specifically, the ACCESS project aims to enroll:

·       25,000 OOSC into 500 existing government basic schools in target localities. Based on the need, schools are supported by a construction or rehabilitation initiative to improve capacity and/or learning environments; and

·       25,000 OOSC into 250 non-formal ALPs, which will include existing and newly opened centers. The new ALPs are administered through existing schools to help facilitate transition into mainstream schools.


Overall, the project employs the following strategies to address demand and supply-side barriers to education: 1) community mobilization and empowerment; 2) service delivery that includes provision and improvement of learning spaces in schools and ALPs; 3) capacity building for teachers, parent-teacher associations (PTAs) and children to participate in quality learning; and 4) strengthening ALPs to provide an educational opportunity for OOSC who cannot enroll in formal schooling.






Insecurity and displacement

Negative socio-cultural attitudes

Lack of school infrastructure

Shortage of qualified teachers

Overage status

High associated costs of schooling


Safe-learning spaces and psychosocial support

Community mobilisation and door-to-door sensitisation

Construction/rehabilitation of schools and classrooms

Capacity building for teachers and ALP facilitators

Establishment of ALPs in non-formal settings

Provision of recreation materials, school uniforms and dignity kits for girls


Project Statistics

Educate one child for

600 QAR

165 USD

Number of students sponsored


Student Beneficiaries per month

Open Goal

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Education Above All Foundation

 Education Above All (EAA) is a foundation founded by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. Its aim is to contribute to human, social and economic development through the provision of quality education. With a particular focus on those affected by poverty, conflict and disaster, it champions the needs of children, youth and women to empower them to become active members of their communi...

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