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.
Delivering education to Nigeria's displaced children
Mobile learning centres allow girls like Fatima to follow their dreams, despite being displaced by conflict.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.Read more
Meet the new Malalas
Malala’s strength and commitment to her education made her a global icon for gender equality and girls' rights. Here we celebrate other girls across the globe who are fighting discrimination and inequality in all its forms.Read more
Education in Emergencies: From refugee girl to head of the school
”My life was full of surprises.” says Rachel Nyatoni Roah with a smile. In the meanwhile Rachel is 32 years old and she has come a long way as a refugee, needing to flee her own country twice.Read more
Being poor should not be an obstacle to my dreams
Érika is the brightest girl in her school. She's even waiting to hear whether she's been offered a scholarship to study abroad. More than anyone, Érika knows that for girls to fulfil their dreams, governments must support and fund access to quality education.Read more