Sheikha Moza visits refugee children in Education Above All projects in Malaysia
Her Highness, Sheikha Moza bint Nasser was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 29-30th April. During her visit, her foundation Education Above All (EAA) and the UNHCR announced a new global framework agreement to educate 450,000 refugees and IDPs. Her Highness visited refugee children in some of the learning centres in Malaysia that EAA’s Educate A Child programme already supports with UNHCR such as the Dignity School and the Sahabat Support Centre Schools, where she was joined by UNHCR High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi.
Education Above All and its partners have supported more than 2.3 million refugee and IDPs children to their right to education. EAA along with their long standing partner UNHCR have worked together to provide quality primary education to some of the most marginalised out of school children around the world. The global partnership with Educate A Child and UNHCR has so far helped over 1 million out of school refugee and internally displaced children gain access to primary school, and reduced the school dropout rate among children.
In 2018, EAA’s Educate A Child (EAC) programme exceeded its target in securing commitments for the enrolment of more than 10.4 million of the most marginalised out of school children in to quality primary education. 7.5 million of these children had already been enrolled by the end of 2018.