In September 2015, the United Nations adopted ‘Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, prominent amongst which was SDG4, ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. Inherent in this expansive agenda item and eliciting special emphasis, are the 64 million out of school primary-level children worldwide. Within the ‘unfinished agenda’ of SDG4, EAC is and has been duty bound to support the educational rights of disadvantaged out of school children (OOSC) around the globe. EAC’s particular mandate has been to influence the enrolment and retention of at least 10 million children who are out of primary education. To end, EAC targets the hardest-to-reach, most marginalised children; particularly children in poverty; those who face social or cultural barriers; and those affected by crisis and conflict-affected environments. By working in partnership and emphasising innovation, scale and sustainability, EAC has contributed to enabling millions of children realise their right to quality education. Paramount in EAC’s vision is a world where every child, regardless of circumstance, has the opportunity to access and learn via a quality primary education programme. It achieves this by supporting direct interventions linked to bringing OOSC into education. EAC focusses its interventions on where the need is and, in many ways, serves as a scaling mechanism to enhance effective programmes. EAC finances projects on a co-funding basis to leverage limited financial resources. OUR WORKING MODEL EAC’s working model, perhaps its most defining feature, promotes and necessitates partnership by funding up to 50 per cent of proposed education interventions. This way commitment is shared and EAC can stretch its resources to reach still more children in need of education. EAC supports innovation and education methods for children who are not readily served by conventional systems, especially those affected by poverty, conflict, natural disaster and/or cultural barriers. EAC’s partners range from international educational, development and humanitarian organisations to locally based groups. EAC seeks to mobilise additional interest, commitment and investment from governments, the private sector, foundations and individuals. EAC’s current partners are: Strategic Partners: Bharti Foundation, Global Partnership for Education, Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNRWA Implementing Partners: Aide et Action, American Refugee Committee (ARC), Aprendiz, Bharti Foundation, BRAC, Building Tomorrow, buildOn, CARE, Caritas Congo ASBL, Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM), Educate Girls, Education Development Center (EDC), Girl Child Network, Gonoshahajjo Sangstha (GSS), Graça Machel Trust, Gyan Shala, Humanity & Inclusion, Humana People to People India (HPPI), imagine1day International, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Mercy Corps, MIET Africa, Monastic Education Development Group (MEDG) – Phaung Daw Oo (PDO), Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Oando Foundation, Pact, Plan International, RISE International, Roger Federer Foundation, Save the Children, The British Council, The Citizens Foundation, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNICEF USA, UNRWA, United World Schools (UWS), World Vision, Zambia Open Community School (ZOCS) Advocacy Partners: GEFI, Qatar Airways, Todos Pela Educação and W Hotel Doha Resource Partners: Al Sulaiti Law Firm, Bharti Foundation India, Bharti Airtel International – Netherlands, Cherry Computers, Chopard, Doha Film Institute (DFI), ExxonMobil Foundation, ExxonMobil Qatar INC, K108 Hotel, Lulu Group International, Magnolia Bakery, Marriott Participating – Properties, Maryam Al-Mansouri, Occidental Petroleum – Qatar, Oryx GTL, Qatar Airways, Qatar Charity, Qatar Equestrian Federation, Qatar Fuel Additives Company (QAFAC), Qatar Fund For Development – Qatar Upholding Education For Syrians’ Trust (QUEST), Qatar Industries, Qatar Insurance Company, Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO), Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club, Richard Mille, Supreme Committee for Qatar 2022, The Organising Committee of Qatar 2015 Handball World Championship, W Hotel Doha