Educate A Child– for Mali.

Global Context:


The Enrol OOSC Project: Break the Cycle of Poverty is implemented across seven countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. The 2020 UNDP Human Development Index (HDI) ranks Mali (184th) as low in the development index. The Human Development Index indicates that Mali is amongst the lowest in the world – less than 7 years – in the number of formal education years completed. Mali is in the lowest tier of the HDI rankings, and among the ten countries with the lowest mean average of years of school completed, with 3.2 and 2.4 years, respectively.


Project Overview: 


The EAC Break the Cycle of Poverty project goal is to improve inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for 29,755 OOSC of primary-school age across Mali.  By formally collaborating with community members who play an active role in project execution and delivery, over the course of 6 years, the project aims to:

1.       Increase access to primary school education for OOSC from targeted communities;

2.       Increase communities and governments’ engagement throughout the project, ensuring long-term commitment and support to the education of all children; and

3.       Increased enrolment and retention of OOSC from the targeted communities in the project countries.


 The project will achieve its objectives through:

1.       Construction of new primary schools in rural localities across Mali within the framework of a participatory methodology.

2.       Sensitization and capacity building of community members, leaders, teachers, government officials and students.

3.       Implementation of Accelerated Education Programmes and support to OOSC through classes, school kits and securing birth certificate registration

4.       Creation of income-generating initiatives through collective products and individual small loans




Cost of education


Long distances between schools and home

Inadequate school infrastructure

Overcrowded classrooms

Poor perception of the value of education

Gender discrimination


Income-generating activities

School and classroom construction

Capacity building

WASH facilities construction

Community sensitisation

Community engagement

Community covenants to educate all children


Project Statistics

Educate one child for

1k QAR

300 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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