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Today, education remains an inaccessible right for millions of children around the world. More than 72 million children of primary education age are not in school and 759 million adults are illiterate and do not have the awareness necessary to improve both their living conditions and those of their children.


  • 124 million children and young people have either never started school or have dropped out, and the number is rising.
  • 1 in 6 secondary school age children is not in school.
  • Almost half of the children who are not in school are in countries affected by war or disasters.


Education is the key to ending poverty, we believe that providing good quality education to all children and the skills and knowledge to adults can enable them to secure employment and enterprise to work out of poverty.

We train teachers to improve the quality of education, link education, and health programmes, and work with regional and national governments to develop and deliver innovative education programmes.