EDC’s International Development Division collaborates with local partners in more than 35 countries to make education more accessible, relevant, and exciting.


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The DRC faces severe challenges in educating young children. Access to schooling is limited; the primary school enrollment rate is only about 60 percent. Nearly 20 percent drop out in their first year. Also, nearly a third of government teachers go unpaid, contributing to a high rate of teacher absenteeism and children sitting idle in the classroom.