HELP A CHILD CAMPAIGN
Educate a child
Millions of children are being robbed of an education simply because of who they are or where they live. Deprived of learning because they are caught up in emergencies, face extreme poverty, or are discriminated against because of their gender, disability or ethnicity. The world's most vulnerable and excluded children are missing out on education.
- Today, nearly 400 million children of primary school age cannot read or write
- More than half of all three to six year olds have no access to pre-primary education
- About 10 million refugee children risk having their learning interrupted after being forced to flee their homes
- 25 million children will never enroll in school – and two-thirds of them are girls.
Without a quality basic education, children are less likely to escape the cycle of poverty and may never have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.
Help a child with school-meal pack
Every day, millions of children around the world go to school on an empty stomach; hunger affects their concentration and ability to learn. There are also millions of children, particularly girls, who simply do not go school because their families need them to help in the fields or perform domestic duties. In conflict affected countries, where children are twice more likely to be out of school than their peers in stable countries; with 2.5 times more likely in the case of girls.