Oxfam is committed to support efforts to ensure the equitable continuation of learning during the Covid-19 pandemic, the full safe return to education and continuing to support the strengthening of education systems to be more accessible, equitable and of better quality.


Nairobi, Kenya
Civil society organization
Established : 1942
Education and COVID-19 Response


Support the equitable continuation of learning
During the COVID-19 pandemic
Ensure a full and fair return to education
Following the pandemic
Strengthen learning systems
For the future
Strengthen gender equality in and through education

Oxfam has a long track record working on tackling harmful gender norms and practices and we work actively on Gender Transformative Education.

Regional Focus


Countries of Interest

Ghana, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, India, Denmark


Oxfam is committed to support national efforts to ensure the continued learning and safety of children and young people out of school due to Covid-19 as well as the safe and full return of all to school, including marginalized children and particularly girls when it possible to do so.

Education can be a great equalizer and contribute to transforming unequal power structures into equitable social and political relations, where people are empowered and participate actively in decision-making. On top of this, gender transformative education empowers and protects girls: it delays the age of which girls/women have children, it increases women economic opportunities, and educated girls are more likely to have healthy and educated children while uneducated girls are more likely to suffer gender-based violence.

Transformative education is a prerequisite for active citizenship. To achieve the full transformative power of education, it must be of good quality, equitable and transformative.

Oxfam advocates for education that is free, universal, publicly provided, adequately and equitably funded, with well-supported teachers, and strong state systems that provide accountable public oversight.

Action areas

Learner Wellbeing

Learning opportunities
Social and emotional support

Digital Learning Content

Develop or provide free and contextually appropriate learning content

Capacity Development

Capacity development to manage the reopening and return to education
Capacity development to strengthen system resilience and response to future shocks
Capacity development to support and provide training to teaching staff

Advocacy and Communication

Outreach to parents and communities on the right to education
Back-to-school campaigns

Primary Contact

Ms. Kira Boe

Education Policy Lead

Senior Contact

Ms. Kira Boe

Education Policy Lead