For children in developing countries, education changes everything.
CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD ARE NOT IN SCHOOL
OF THOSE 226M CHILDREN, 41% LIVE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
FIGHT FOR INCLUSIVE AND EQUITABLE QUALITY EDUCATION
Change begins with education.
It's hard to think that there are millions of children not in school. Most of us have never missed out on our right to education because our families could not afford tuition for us to go to school or because we were forced to become child laborers.
In Uganda alone, there are an estimated 2.5 million children in need of an education.
Lack of education is one of Uganda's greatest burdens and providing opportunities for schooling is one of its greatest needs. We realize it's hard to imagine that many children in need. Even though 2.5 million is a big number and can be overwhelming, we know doing nothing is the craziest thing we can do.
Uganda’s population is 43 million and approximately 50% are under the age 14. That many young people developing as educated adults will change a nation.
Access to education means positive changes for generations to come - especially for girls.
How do we support inclusive and equitable quality education for all?
We invest in education for children in developing countries, especially girls, whom often face the most extreme barriers. We partner with local schools, programs, and communities to provide financial support for school scholarships that provide children access to quality education. This includes primary school, secondary school, and university or vocational training. With every student we support, we track their progress year-to-year, and visit them in country to see learning and progress in action.
To invest in a child is to invest in our common future.
There is no greater return than investing in education. Ensuring children have access to quality education is the single most powerful tool for sparking economic growth.