From 2005 to 2010, EEA improved and expanded education and employment opportunities for disadvantaged and unemployed youth in six countries in the Middle East and Asia. Supported by USAID and a wide array of corporate, foundation, and other donors, EEA forged partnerships on multiple levels (global, national, and local), leveraging the expertise and resources of diverse partners to lay the groundwork for sustaining and scaling up interventions. EEA supported innovative educational technology initiatives to improve the learning outcomes of students. EEA also offered comprehensive learning packages, combining technical/vocational and life skills, entrepreneurship development, on-the-job training, and job placement or enterprise development support. Programs focused on addressing the unique needs of out-of-school and at-risk youth.
Quest Alliance was founded in the year 2005 as a program of EEA to help educators and educational institutions drive the use of technology in teaching and learning. Since the IYF mandate ended in 2009, Quest Alliance has continued operation as a not-for-profit trust that focuses on research-led innovation and advocacy in the field of teaching and learning. Based in Bangalore, the Alliance demonstrated and enabled scalable, replicable solutions in educational and vocational training in 25 states across India.