Every child has the right to a safe, quality education.
However, 124 million children across the world are out of school and 250 million are not learning basic skills as a result of poor quality education.
Girls, children with disabilities, those from minority groups and children living in poor and remote areas are most often excluded from education. This has far-reaching consequences on their futures and those of their families, communities and countries.
We promote free, equal access to quality education for all children – from early learning to secondary education. We work with children, their families, communities, wider society and governments, and advocate at both local and international levels, so that all children are able to get an education.
All aboard the Mumbai school bus
In the slums of Mumbai, India, children are more likely to go out to work than to school. This new video from Plan International shows how a travelling bus which doubles as a school is ensuring children still get the education they deserve.Read more
Children with disabilities get inclusive education in Nepal
This photo story shows how children with disabilities in Nepal are being helped to enjoy inclusive education and all the benefits it brings.Read more
Overcoming inequality to keep girls in school
Through our Building Skills for Life programme, we’re addressing the root causes of gender inequality to help girls stay in school and learn skills so they can follow their ambitions.Read more
Technology training helps young women thrive in Brazil
Plan International is working to increase the number of women in Brazil working in technology, through the Youth Building the Future programme.Read more
Young mother returns to education to realise her dream
Richelle dropped out of school after becoming pregnant at 16. Now 24, flexible learning provided by Plan International and the Philippines government has helped keep her dream of becoming a teacher alive.Read more