Collaboration With Education Above All

Collaboration with Education Above All

The university’s foundational values of social justice, academic excellence, and community engagement and service are at the heart of GU-Q’s robust partnership with Education Above All (EAA), and emerges out of our shared commitment to increasing access to quality education for at-risk youth. Our collaborations around these issues include awareness raising activities, a Memorandum of Understanding that facilitates diverse student recruitment, a collaboratively developed credit bearing course on Education in Conflict, a number of internships, and the publication of an outcomes paper for a joint Georgetown University and EAA event featuring H.H. Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Dr. Alaa Murabit, and Melanne Verveer, on “Protecting Education in Times of Conflict.”

Academic Collaboration

MOU with Education Above All and The African Leadership Academy

Our focus on maintaining genuine diversity in terms of race, nationality, and socio-economic background resulted in a partnership through EAA with the African Leadership Academy, allowing us to expand our recruitment efforts to Kenya and Nigeria, and attract a talented incoming class which includes more students from African countries than ever before.

Collaborative Course on Education in Conflict

GU-Q has developed an international affairs course on “Education and Conflict” in collaboration with EAA’s Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC) division. The course, which began Fall 2020, is led by Dr. Anne Nebel, Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, and features guest lectures from experts at EAA and Educate a Child, as well as GU-Q alumni working in related fields and GU-Q students working as EAA Youth Advocates.

Gender & Human Rights Course Guest Lecture

For the Spring 2020 Culture and Politics course on “Gender and Human Rights,” Visiting Assistant Professor Rajnaara Akhtar invited Maleiha Malik, executive director of PEIC, Education Above All, to give a special guest lecture drawing on her decades of experience as a lawyer and executive director of PEIC.

Internships

EAA Foundation offers GU-Q students for credit and not for credit internships.

Event Collaborations

GU-Q/EAA Speaker Series

“Development and Diplomacy in the International Arena”

This unique classroom experience for GU-Q students featured Jason Foley, USAID’s Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for the Middle East.

“Working Together During COVID-19: A Global Approach to Development”

Joe Cerrell, Managing Director of Global Policy and Advocacy for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Impact of Movement and Displacement on Education

GU-Q partnered with EAA to host an event in October 2019 on “The Impact of Movement and Displacement on Education,” leading up to the official launch of UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report’s first regional report on education, migration, and displacement in the MENA region. Panelists included Noha Aboueldahab, Brookings Doha Center, Dean Susan L. Karamanian, HBKU College of Law, Dean Ahmad Dallal, and Mustafe Axmed, GU-Q student.

Art Exhibit and Talk by Head of Advocacy at the Education Above All Foundation

Alumni Mubarak Al Thani, Education Advocate, Artist, Donates Work to GU-Q

Alumnus Mubarak Al-Thani (SFS’10) held a solo art exhibition and public lecture at GU-Q in 2019, explaining how as Head of Advocacy at EAA, he used artwork to communicate the importance of promoting the right to education for marginalized communities in conflict zones.

Unite to Protect Campaign Support

GU-Q was a proud partner of EAA’s #UnitetoProtect campaign, which leads up to the first ever International Day to Protect Education From Attack on September 9, a U.N. General Assembly resolution adopted to mobilize action to safeguard education in armed conflict. In support of this effort, GU-Q released a special message for International Protect Education from Attack Day, and developed a social media campaign to raise awareness of the critical issue of education at risk.

Social Media
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Education Above All Youth Advocates

GU-Q students regularly serve as EAA Youth Advocates helping to raise awareness about the mission and activities of the foundation.  In 2020 GU-Q students and youth advocates shared their expertise at v-Empower 2020, an annual youth conference organized by Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), a program of the Education Above All Foundation (EAA). In 2019 six GU-Q students took part in a Youth Talk ED 2.0 under the edvOcate campaign as EAA Youth Advocates, and in 2016 Dana Al Anzy (SFS’17) addressed the 71st session of the UN General Assembly in her role as EAA Youth Advocate. 

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Youth Advocate Dana Al Anzy

GU-Q Student Advocates for Access to Education at the United Nations

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WISE SUMMIT 2019

Hoyas Put Georgetown Values Into Practice at WISE 2019 Summit and Doha Learning Days