Improving Access to Education for Out-of-School Children (OOSC)-Sudan
Largely due to a turbulent history of political conflict and poverty, Sudan has the highest rate of out of school children in Northern Africa. Nearly 3 million Sudanese children are missing out on basic education. The UNICEF-supported Improving Access to Education for OOSC-Sudan project provides direct support to 600,000 children who are out of school or at risk of leaving. The project targets vulnerable populations, including girls, nomadic groups, children with special needs, and children affected by poverty and conflict. Through a three-pronged approach, it encourages children aged six to nine to enroll directly into the formal education system; offers an Alternative Learning Program (ALP) curriculum for older children; rehabilitates classrooms to include WASH facilities; and provides teaching and learning materials.