Every child has the right to go to school, to learn and to pursue an education that is appropriate for their needs and abilities.
Poverty, war and violence are the main reasons why 57 million children around the world of primary school age and 69 million children of secondary school age do not go to school or have their education terminated prematurely.
Our aim is to give these children and young people a future and unrestricted access to education as well as establishing literacy for all children and young people around the world. In the affected countries and regions, we are building schools, fitting out classrooms, providing teaching materials and training teachers. We are also actively campaigning at a political level for universal measures and sustainable solutions.