A recent explosion in Somalia’s capital has caused a school to collapse, leaving a number of children severely injured. Attacks on children and young people at school are is more than a grave violation of international law and a humanitarian tragedy. The world is seeing a growing pattern of purposeful and deliberate attacks on education that jeopardize the future of next generations.
The Education Above All Foundation, along with the global community, speak with one voice in strongly condemning this most recent attack in Mogadishu as an unacceptable attack on our shared values. for the disaster that it truly is. We believe that the international community must work together to strengthen global governance and hold accountable all those who unleash violence against children and education.” – Professor Maleiha Malik, Executive Director of PEIC, a programme of Education Above All Foundation
Education Above All Foundation
Education Above All (EAA) is a foundation established in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. Its aim is to build a global movement that contributes to human, social, and economic development through the provision of quality education for all. With a particular focus on those affected by poverty, conflict, and natural disaster, EAA’s work champions the needs of children, youth and women to empower them to become active members of their communities.
Protecting Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC)
PEIC was created to promote and protect the right to education in areas affected by crisis, conflict and insecurity. PEIC focuses on strengthening the international legal framework that protects education and schools from attack during conflict, promoting the values of the rule of law, including the right to education. PEIC brings together practitioners and specialists in education, international law and child protection to protect the right to education.