Every child has the right to access 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 denied access to 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.
Strength in diversity: disability won't hold us back
On a recent visit to Nepal with Plan International, photographer Morten Krogvold met children who are most likely to experience a breach of their rights: children with disabilities.Read more
Digital education for girls in Delhi
Thousands of girls and young women in Delhi now have access to digital resources and quality education, thanks to a partnership between Plan India and Ericsson.Read more
Masline: I’ll be a role model for other girls
Going to school has helped Masline become a leader and role model in her community. However, unless world leaders increase funding for education when they meet in February 2018, a generation of other girls will be unable to follow their ambitions.Read more
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
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