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Qatar, Mali sign pact to support children’s access to education

QNA
Doha
Qatar, represented by the Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD), and the Republic of Mali represented in the Ministry of Economy and Finance, signed a loan agreement to support the implementation of the PACETEM project that aims to ensure that out of school children (OOSC) in Mali have access to quality primary education with the implementing strategic partner Education Above All Foundation (EAA).
PACETEMs (Programme d’acces a l’education pour tous les enfants au Mali/Access to Education for All Children in Mali) objective is the enrolment and retention of 596,597 OOSC throughout the country.
PACETEM specifically seeks to reach OOSC with limited access to primary education, including children from nomadic communities, children in remote locations, overage children officially excluded children, and children with physical disabilities through the utilization of tested and effective strategies.
Director General of QFFD Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari said, “It is our responsibility to ensure that young people are in a position to secure their future. To support out of school children in Mali, QFFD is contributing to the adaptation of infrastructure to meet the needs of physically impaired children, providing teacher training and school supplies to girls and disadvantaged households, building new schools and reintegrating children beyond the standard primary-school age.” page 2