Edukans Foundation

  • I Implementer


Worldwide, more than 700 million of women alive today were married as children. Child marriages, early pregnancies and sexual violence are major causes for girls dropping out of school. There is still a big gap between boys and girls when it comes to completion rates. Edukans closes the gap and creates equal education opportunities. Our approach is transformative for both girls and boys including their communities. We empower girls, eliminate discrimination and harmful practices and create safe learning environments. This leads to increased transition of girls to secondary education, higher completion rates and better learning outcomes.

Primary Functions

  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Policy Development/Implementation

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Post-secondary
  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion


  • Other

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Vocational training


  • Curricula/lesson plans
  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence
  • School violence
  • Teacher training


  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Community sensitization
  • Early/child marriage
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • Gender equality
  • HIV and STIs
  • Menstrual hygiene management
  • Other
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Other cultural practices
  • Sexual harassment & coercion
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

Locations and contact information Back to Top


Edukans Foundation

Headquarters location(s)

  • Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands

Office location(s)

  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Uganda


Herman Kruijer
SRHR advisor
Edukans Foundation

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Malawi
  • Uganda

Projects Back to Top