Basic education

Learning for the future

Displacement caused by conflict or natural disasters often deprives children and adults from access to education. When people are displaced for a long time, the lack of access to education reduces significantly their ability to contribute to a prosperous and peaceful future for their communities. That’s why ZOA choses to include education in its programmes.

What we do

Primary and Lower Secondary Education

No child may be out of school, even not in emergencies. ZOA offers support to stakeholders in building schools, training teachers and awareness raising among parents. ZOA focuses on getting more girls to school and makes sure that they have safe access to water and sanitation. Moreover, ZOA pays attention to psychosocial needs of children who have undergone traumatic experiences. Part of peace education are life skills trainings in which young children learn how to deal with conflicts.

Adult literacy training

The skills to read, write and calculate are important for accessing and assessing information. ZOA supports programmes that offer literacy and numeracy training to people, mostly girls and women. This support comprises the training of teachers and access to safe learning environments.

Part of peace education are life skills trainings in which young children learn how to deal with conflicts.

Vocational Skills Training

When people are employed or otherwise able to generate an income that sustains themselves and their families, this will add to their sense of dignity. ZOA works closely together with organisations and institutes that provide Vocational Skills Training programmes. ZOA ensures that these programmes are tuned to the capacities and aspirations of the VST students. In addition, collaboration is sought with major stakeholders in the labour market, so that graduates from VST programmes possess skills that are relevant for future employers. ZOA also provides start-up support to entrepreneurs, who want to start their own business.

Network and Partners

ZOA participates in several networks and works together with other NGO’s to increase the impact of our projects.

War Child
Save the Children

We support the global Act 4 Education Campaign of Education Cannot Wait that calls upon governments, private sector companies, philanthropic foundations and global leaders to mobilize $1.8 billion by 2021 for 9 million children and youth living during war, forced displacement and disaster.