Education is the most empowering force in the world. It creates knowledge, builds confidence, and breaks down barriers to opportunity. For children, it is their key to open the door to a better life. However, it is a sad reality of our world today that millions of children will never receive this key. They are destined to stay locked in cycles of disadvantage and poverty.
All children deserve to receive the ‘precious gift’ of education. In fact, we have promised to give it to them. It is time to deliver.
Under the Sustainable Development Goals, the blueprint for progress the whole world has agreed, we are committed to giving all children an inclusive and quality education by 2030. To get the 263 million children currently out of school, back in. To make sure the 130 million children currently reaching Grade 4 without learning basic reading and maths skills, become masters of both. To stop girls from being excluded, or married off.