Quality Education

Education is important in solving most of our world problems.


Knowledge enables people to break away from the cycle of poverty, and the more knowledge children, young people and adults gain, the more ideas, creations, inventions, innovation and awareness can be channeled into global sustainable development. Access to education also supports equality by improving equal rights (between different races, religions and genders) and promotes a structured, peaceful society where conflict may otherwise overwhelm communities.  Despite these benefits, 262 million children and adolescents worldwide are still not enrolled in school due to lack of trained teachers, poor infrastructure and widespread inequality.


What can YOU do to help?

Set up a school or community fundraiser for organisations that support education.

This could be a bake off, book exchange, jumble sale or sponsored sporting event… you choose! Oxfam and UNICEF are two of the more well-known charities, or choose a smaller group such as Classroom of Hope or Pencils of Promise.

Thinking of taking a gap year?

Why not volunteer abroad and actually help to build a school? There is nothing more rewarding than watching your hard work and effort take shape in front of your eyes, and what better way than contributing to the future of children who would love an education! UCAS provides some great links to reputable companies to volunteer through.

Encourage your school or college to partner with a school abroad.

Global Dimension offers advice and links to existing programmes, such as Link Ethiopia, which encourages students to communicate and work together, increasing awareness of diversity.

Collect materials!

Such as text books, pens, pencils, exercise books, backpacks and calculators to send to schools! Develop Africa runs a scheme, and items can also be purchased through Amazon ‘wishlists’ using the money you raise by following Tip #1!

Young People in Action!

Muzoon Almellehan

Muzoon is a refugee from Syria who fled conflict in her home country with her family, spending three years in camps. She started working with UNICEF to campaign for children’s rights to an education, particularly girls. Muzoon has since spoken at the 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg, encouraging world leaders to prioritise education for children living in poverty or conflict, and has returned to refugee camps to meet children going through a similar experience. She is now a No Generation Lost champion for UNICEF.

Useful Links

The World's Largest Lesson Link worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org
Oxfam Link oxfam.org.uk
UNICEF Link data.unicef.org
Classroom Of Hope org classroomofhope.org
Pencils Of Promise org pencilsofpromise.org
UCAS Link ucas.com
Global Dimension uk globaldimension.org.uk
Link Ethiopia org linkethiopia.org
Develop Africa org developafrica.org
Sport Relief com sportrelief.com
Global Citizen Link globalcitizen.org
Raleigh Borneo org raleighborneo.org
Forest School Association org forestschoolassociation.org