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Millions of children across Africa experience consistent threats to attaining education. One of the major challenges is of children who remain out-of-school. The Children’s Rights Programme defines out-of-school children as children between the ages of 7-13 that do not have access to a primary school in their community, do not enrol despite the availability of a primary school or enrol but do not attend primary school or drop out of the primary education system. This definition extends to children between 13-17 years of age who have never been to primary school or have dropped out.

The Trust is part of a global movement that seeks to ensure that all children can access quality education. The success of the programme requires advocacy work to influence public sector policies and programmes as well as the active involvement of families, civil society and the private sector. The programme strives to ensure that out-of-school-children are identified, enrolled and retained, progress optimally and achieve their full potential through quality formal and non-formal education.


Our work undertaken in in Education contributes to the following SDG:

GOAL 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls