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Burkina Faso: EAA note with deep sadness and regret, that ongoing insurgency in Burkina Faso has led to the closure of 300 schools, with teachers and children in hiding.

Source: Education Above All Country: Burkina Faso
Despite the evident and growing pattern of purposeful and deliberate attacks on education in conflict areas, these attacks continue without accountability. And although they have received increased attention from UN bodies, Education Above All strongly believes that more needs to be done in order to protect students, educators, and education institutions from such violence. Our programme, PEIC, is committed to protecting education from attacks, and harnessing the power of education to build peaceful societies. Mubarak Al-Thani, Head of Advocacy, Education Above All Foundation /// About Education Above All Foundation Education Above All (EAA) is a foundation established in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. Its aim is to build a global movement that contributes to human, social, and economic development through the provision of quality education for all. With a particular focus on those affected by poverty, conflict, and natural disaster, EAA #39;s work champions the needs of children, youth and women to empower them to become active members of their communities. Protecting Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC) PEIC was created to promote and protect the right to education in areas affected by crisis, conflict and insecurity. PEIC focuses on strengthening the international legal framework that protects education and schools from attack during conflict, promoting the values of the rule of law, including the right to education. PEIC brings together practitioners and specialists in education, international law and child protection to protect the right to education.

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