Accessing education in poverty and crisis-affected areas is tough. Some children are displaced from their homes, many communities do not have schools, poverty means some children are forced to work, or it can be down to gender…
There are varying figures about the number of children across the world who aren’t in school – some estimate up to 263 million. All figures reveal that the majority are from poverty-stricken or crisis-affected areas, and that females are disproportionately unable to access education.
A good education isn’t just valuable for the boy or girl sitting in the classroom. It has a ripple effect on a whole range of social issues. With education, communities are able to break the cycle of poverty, reduce inequalities, combat disease, live healthier lives, and foster peace.
With so much to gain, there have been plenty of attempts to crack this issue. The Millennium Development Goal to provide universal primary education and the Education for All targets however, both fell short.
Now we must do everything we can to reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring inclusive and quality education for all by 2030. We are the generation who can see this become a reality.
You can help by supporting the We Make Change crowdfunding campaign. We are raising funds to develop a new social network which will simplify giving to the charities working to secure education for young people across the world.
To find out more, please visit our crowdfunding page, and don’t forget to share this message with the hashtag #WeMakeChange.
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