Eastern and Southern Africa Out-of-School Regional Workshop
Summary of key discussion and action points Nairobi, 6 – 8 October 2015
Globally, there are approximately 59 million children of primary school age and 65 million adolescents out-of-school. In the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR), those figures are 12 million children of primary school age and 10 million of lower secondary school age out-of-school. To stimulate a substantial and sustainable reduction in the number of children out of school, UNICEF and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics launched the global initiative on Out-of-School Children in 2011.