Catholic Relief Services

  • F Funder
  • I Implementer


Education is at the heart of CRS's mission. They support communities, local partners and governments in their efforts to ensure that all children - including the most vulnerable and marginalized - have the right to a quality education. Recognizing that education can be a force for either inclusion and acceptance or exclusion and conflict, CRS engages a wide variety of people to ensure that schools play a positive role in building a culture of peace. Their education projects encompass a range of activities, including early childhood development, school feeding programs, and primary, secondary, and higher education in both formal and non-formal settings. CRS is able to have a broad and deep reach through its national and local networks of Catholic organizations and schools, as well as through public and private entities.

Primary Functions

  • Funding
  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • N/A

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Secondary completion


  • Early childhood development
  • Other

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education


  • Literacy

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Nutrition
  • Other

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

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Locations and contact information Back to Top


Catholic Relief Services

Headquarters location(s)

  • Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Office location(s)

  • United States of America

Locations of current girls’ education work

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

  • Afghanistan
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ecuador
  • Ethiopia
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Viet Nam
  • Zambia

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