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Qatari Philanthropy and Out-of-School Children in Southeast Asia: an Interview With the Director of Educate A Child
AuthorMorrissey, Michael
PublishedMannheim : SSOAR, 2017
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In: ASEAS - Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies ; 10 (2017) 2 ; 265-270
LanguageEnglish
URNurn:nbn:de:hebis:26-digisam-182248 
URNurn:nbn:de:101:1-2019071015244404905130 
DOI10.14764/10.ASEAS-2017.2-9 
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Abstract: In September 2015, the UN agreed on Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4), which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” (Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform, 2017). Embedded in this broad goal, Educate A Child (EAC) is the only global support program that focuses solely on out-of-school children1 (OOSC) across the world, including Southeast Asia.EAC is an initiative of the Education Above All Foundation of Qatar. It works through co-funding interventions of trusted partners to bring OOSC into quality primary education programs. It pairs with organizations to support innovative programs and methods of education for the most vulnerable children, especially those affected by poverty, conflict, natural disaster, and cultural barriers. EAC’s partners range from international educational, development, and humanitarian organizations to locally-based groups. It currently has around fifty partners, also in Southe