Commitment to Action

Education for Girls and Marginalized Children of DRC

Commitment by

International Rescue Committee

In 2010, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the Democratic Republic of Congo committed to providing 450,000 marginalized girls and boys with quality, caring basic education, a critical investment in the country's future stability. Education has a key role to play in protecting and empowering Congolese girls, who are growing up in one of the most dangerous places on earth to be female. Over a five year period, the IRC will train existing teachers using Opportunities for Equitable Access to Quality Basic Education (OPEQ). This training will allow communities to support local schools, increase community support for girls' access to education, and provide alternative vocational education for out-of-school youth. The IRC works with school administrators, teachers, parents, youth, and the Ministry of Primary, Secondary and Professional Education to improve access to quality basic education services. The IRC operates in the North Kivu, South Kivu, and Katanga provinces.





Education for Girls and Marginalized Children of DRC



Est. Duration

5 years

Estimated Total Value





Democratic Republic of the Congo

Commitment by

International Rescue Committee

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

United States Agency for International Development, Department for International Development, Education Above All Foundation