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Our Structure

The consortium consists of leading organisations in the field of education to reach out the children of diverse needs and contexts. It is built on the established structures and proven strategies of its members and is a genuine and significant vehicle for shared learning and cooperation and the promotion of best practices in the education development sector, both nationwide and in the South-East Asia region.

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Consortium members have over 20 years’ experience in the area of education and currently reach out to over 20,000 school children annually. Each thematic area is formed by both international and local partners with successful track records and proven credibility.


The poor and remote component comprises of three of the largest international organisations in the sector to work together to strengthen one local partner while reaching the most isolated.


The sole partner within the over-aged component has led the way in developing an accredited 3- year accelerated learning programme.


Meanwhile, four partners are working for the street and marginalized component. They work holistically to reach out to over 10,000 at-risk children and youth, their families and communities each year.


The two consortium members focusing on ethnic minorities have high-level expertise in delivering successful interventions in bilingual education.


Finally, for the children with disabilities component, five partners have come together to deliver inclusive, tailored and sensitive education to both intellectually and physically disabled children.


EAC believes strongly that all children must have every opportunity to survive and thrive in education, launched by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar in November 2012.

This $20 million project (2014-2018) is co-funded by the Educate a Child (EAC) program from the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation.

Our mission, vision and values

The mission is to contribute to a comprehensive Cambodian inclusive education system that caters for every child including children with disabilities, street children, over-aged students, poor and remote children, and ethnic minorities.

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All activities respect the consortium members’ core values that comprise liberty, respect, solidarity, equity and integrity.


The programme combats the roots of barriers to education completion. Activities across 5 components  focus on increasing enrolment rate to make a difference for more than 57,000 out of school children. 


All partners pursue or are committed to pursuing strategies aligned with the ESP 2014-2018 of Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS).


Specific objectives : 


1. Access to education: enabling physical and financial access to education

2. Quality education: providing quality and relevant education to prevent dropouts and ensuring all students are getting high standard education.

3. Research and Advocacy: addressing structural factors in the education system that hinders access for all children such as teacher shortages, incomplete schools, raising community’s awareness to break down their stigma toward out of school children that are critical for the development of an inclusive education system

4. Capacity development: developing the capacities of local actors to improve administration of schools, monitoring and identifying and enrolling out of school children


All partners are aware that a combined action is the best way to guarantee a real difference for out of school children nationwide. The consortium comprises of an array of partnership with totally 17 development partners i.e. international and local NGOs, researchers, international experts and organisations, partnering with communities to catalyse change. The consortium has received the technical support of institutional donors and cooperation with the MoEYS representatives at various levels to set up sustainable mechanisms. 


Through uniting, the consortium is bound by awareness that significant breakthroughs in reaching the universal primary education goal can only be achieved through collaboration and cooperation amongst key actors. The approach is cost effective and offers an important opportunity to facilitate both deeper learning for members and the improvement within the wider education sector. This type of consortium is a novel approach in Cambodia and through succeeding with this initiative, the consortium has the potential to encourage more consortiums of a similar kind in the future. 

Our Funder

EAC believes strongly that all children must have every opportunity to survive and thrive in education. Launched in November 2012, by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar, EAC is a global program of the EAA Foundation that aims to significantly reduce the number of children worldwide who are denied their right to education.

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This $20 million project (2014-2018) is co-funded by the Educate a Child (EAC) program from the Education Above All (EAA) Foundation.


EAC is, at its heart, is a commitment to children who are out of school to help provide them with opportunities to learn and as such, it contributes to the UN's Global Education First Initiative and the Millennium Development Goal 2.


EAC’s Vision and Mission


Driven by Her Highness’s passion for quality education and the promises of new futures of peace and prosperity that it brings, EAC has a vision of a world where every individual has the opportunity to learn through a quality education.


EAC works with partner organisations toward its mission to trigger significant breakthroughs in providing out of school children faced with extreme poverty, cultural barriers, and conflict-affected environments an opportunity for a full course of quality primary education.


You are passionate about our cause and committed to our mission. You believe in equal rights for all. You want to contribute to a comprehensive Cambodian inclusive education system that caters for every child. Join us. Work with us.

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