Increase Access to Quality Education and Livelihood Skills in Conflict-Affected Areas in Mindanao

The project, which takes place under USAID's Global Development Alliance, involves a variety of private sector stakeholders, and aims to increase access to quality education and livelihood skills in poverty-stricken and conflict-affected areas in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao. While focusing on basic education through improving classroom facilities and providing books, the project also includes training for out-of-school youth with the overall goal of contributing to long-term economic development and stability in the conflict-affected region.

Education Quality and Access for Learning and Livelihood Skills 2 (EQuALLS Phase 2) - updated

A Public Private Partnership between USAID, Petron Foundation, National Book Store Foundation, Brothers Brother and Microsoft Philippines, EQuAllS2 is implemented by a team of local and international organizations with expertise in education and youth development, led by the Education Development Center. The project aims to improve quality and access to basic education in areas most-affected by poverty and conflict in the Philippines, specifically the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and Regions 9 and 12. Efforts focus on improving the quality of and access to basic education in grades 1-3, which currently suffer from poor teaching and learning, overcrowded classes, and lack of access to schools or effective alternative learning opportunities. EQuALLS2 also supports programs that reintegrate out-of-school youth into the peaceful, productive economy.


  • Microsoft Philippines

    Service Providers
    Philippines | Staff size: 10,000+

    Microsoft Philippines, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of US-based Microsoft Corporation, was established in August 30, 1995. As the world’s leading software provider, Microsoft...

  • National Bookstore Foundation Inc.

    Philippines | Staff size: 6-25

    Driven by the mutual desire to promote literacy and readership awareness among Filipino children, National Book Store Inc. (NBSI), Anvil Publishing, Inc. and the Reading Association of the...

  • Petron Foundation Inc.

    Philippines | Staff size: 6-25

    The Petron Foundation, Inc. (SFI) was registered with the SEC as a non-stock, non-profit corporation on July 25, 1996 by a group of incorporators who were interested in practicing and promoting...

  • Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF)

    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF), a Pittsburgh-based international charity, has provided over $4 billion of medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, textbooks, food, seeds, and other...

  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

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Key Information

LocationEast Asia and Pacific, Philippines
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2013
  • ValueUSD 38 Million