more than 260 million children and adolescents are not in school...
...more than 60%
of them are female
education can empower children to escape from the cycle of poverty, and yet 57 million children remain out of school
education accounts for just 2% of humanitarian aid
“education represents the most reliable route out of poverty and a critical pathway towards healthier, more productive citizens and stronger societies”
THE PROBLEM : POVERTY
poverty presents a perpetual cycle of struggle and is an inescapable reality to more than half of the world’s population. that’s over 3 billion people, including 1 billion children. without adequate support and focused direction, the children of impoverished communities often face a lifetime of hardship.
THE SOLUTION : EDUCATION
study after study points to education as the holistic solution to combating the long-term effects of childhood poverty and reducing generational poverty altogether. but obvious as this may be, education remains out of reach for many. although the reasons for educational exclusion are far and wide, ultimately: poverty breeds poverty. we want to change that.
EDUCATION CHANGES EVERYTHING
education builds the foundations and provides the tools necessary to break and eradicate poverty. it empowers individuals to prosper on a personal level, and communities benefit from a skilled and knowledgeable workforce leading them to success locally, nationally and internationally.
it plays a critical role in battling some of the most difficult problems faced in human, social and economic development around the world: indeed it is repeated time and time again that equitable and inclusive education is central to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals. the facts and figures speak for themselves.
despite the known benefits of education and the progress made in reaching global targets, the sector still faces a huge financing gap of $39 billion. key stakeholders simply do not have enough resource to deliver universal education across all levels. we think this is one of the greatest global problems of our time. and that we all, as global citizens, have a responsibility in advancing the rights of children to a decent future: we want to do our part, one child, one community at a time.
“let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” malala yousafzai
EDUCATION IS VALUABLE, JUST BECAUSE...