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Access, quality, global citizenship education


Why education

Despite the progress made and the fact that both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child formally recognize the right to education as a universal human right, there are still about 57 million children worldwide, of which 53% girls, that are denied access to primary education. Approximately half of them live in Central and Western Africa and about 28 million in areas affected by recent or current conflicts. The right to an education is also denied to approximately 63 million adolescents (age 12-15). (Source: UNESCO/UNICEF January 2015).

ACRA operates in the field of education conscious that education is a fundamental component in combating the multifactorial causes that generate poverty and all forms of discrimination.

Education reduces poverty, augments economic growth and fosters democracy, civil participation and gender equity. It’s a fundamental factor in improving society.



>>> School of integration - Chad
>>> Going to school is a... social enterprise - Tanzania
>>> Stone Town, a Heritage to save - Tanzania (Zanzibar)

>>> Community School for primary education - Zambia 

>>> Eathink 2015 - Eat local, think global (Italy-Europe)

Completed Projects

>>> Youth networks - El Salvador

>>> Remittances for development - Ecuador

>>> Youth networks - El Salvador

>>> Fondazioni4Africa - SenegalFondazioni4Africa - Senegal

>>> Right to Education in Bekamba – Chad

>>> School of democracy - Chad

>>> Punjab: schools meet development - India

>>> MygranTour - Italy/Europe

>>> Parlez-vous global? - Italy/Europe

>>> Dear Student - Italy/Europe

>>> A network between Italy and Punjab - Italy/India
>>> Beyond the thresold - Italy/Europe


educazione01Project focus

ACRA initiatives are centred on strengthening the school systems to ensure access, frequency and quality of education through an integrated approach that combines the construction and restoration of facilities and infrastructure, the purchase of educational materials, the training of teachers, parents and local authorities, the introduction of innovative topics in school curricula such as civil, environmental, health and hygiene education..

ACRA is also involved in adult literacy programmes and the strengthening of the educational component in projects focusing on other issues (natural resources, food sovereignty, citizenship), by providing technical, professional and civil awareness training.

In Europe and in Italy, ACRA promotes a culture of peace and dialogue as well as education paths focused on inter-culture and global awareness, intended as a continuous process that involves citizens in the knowledge and understanding of the interdependence of local and global events.

How we work

educazione02We promote research and the analysis of models of excellence that are able to introduce elements of strong innovation in the field of education with the aim of positively influencing the public education system of the various countries, to improve the quality of education in rural areas and to offer the opportunity to poor students of achieving good professional qualifications that facilitate access to employment.

We carry out awareness campaigns with a special focus on gender so that the people involved recognize that they are human subjects with given rights and that they can participate actively in the management and sustainability of education services. We promote many projects with communities and migrant associations in Italy. These projects involve the promotion of the right to citizenship; financial literacy courses; support to small businesses; and support to migrants who wish to become tour guides within the Migrantour project.