This significant level of funds helps ensure that millions of girls who are out-of-school because of conflicts or disaster are not left behind.
Around the world, there are various barriers to education. There may be a lack of teachers or tools. Perhaps families feel their children would have greater value elsewhere. Some students may live amidst conflict and the act of attending school itself is unsafe. In many situations, policies that support child education are not well enforced. But, … Read More
We often hear about difficulties in Congress and how approval ratings are at a record low. We want to say thank you for realizing that in the midst of the chaos, your voice still matters. Today, largely influenced by your emails, phone calls, and tweets, the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act – previously named … Read More
Globally, there are more than 25 million refugees in the world, about half of whom are children. What does this mean for these children, their childhoods, and their futures? Learn about the hope, protection, and opportunity that education can bring a child refugee and how one bill currently in Congress can help — especially for … Read More
The READ Act, formerly known as the Education for All Act, passed in the Senate this week! Thank you for advocating for this bill’s passage. Now, the House must approve the Senate’s version before the READ Act becomes law. Why the READ Act? Globally, 59 million children of primary school age and 65 million adolescents … Read More
By Daniel Gin Sian Mung “It took an hour [long] walk to reach school. We had to [wade] through deep sewage during the rains. Stray dogs also followed us,” says 8-year-old Seema, who lives with her grandmother in a village in Tonk, Rajasthan, India. These were only some of the dangers she and her friends … Read More
By Gloria Das As he goes to school with his friends, Hemel seems like any other child. But until last year, the 10-year-old led a different life, enduring a daily 16-hour shift at a tea stall in the city of Rangpur in northern Bangladesh. Hemel’s story begins when financial hardship forced his aging parents to … Read More