Out-of-school children in Egypt

Who they are, where they are, and how can we reach them

Children smiling to the camera


The 2014 Egypt Out-of-School Children Report identified poor children and girls to be at particular risk of being excluded from school. Limited availability of places for students, poverty, child labour, poor social protection programmes, high educational cost, quality of education and students’ exposure to violence added to the students’ barriers to education access. To address the issue and enhance education access, the government engaged and partnered with NGOs to offer psychosocial support to children with low academic performance and to establish community schools in rural areas. Tuition fees had been repealed to address the effects of poverty and social protection support had been given to households to address the root causes of child labour.

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