CURRENTLY, about 258 million children and youth are out of school, according to UIS data for the school year ending in 2018. The total includes 59 million children of primary school age, 62 million of lower secondary school age and 138 million of upper secondary age.
Our Barriers to Education project is geared towards younger audiences because the children that we can engage with and motivate now will be, in fifteen years’ time or possibly more when we are in the final battle to help every child go to school, the businesspeople, the educators and the political leaders who can make universal education happen if they are educated on the barriers which currently prevent it.
Education for Everyone supports projects around the world, both in developed and developing countries, which are working to remove barriers to education in the areas they operate in. Support may include, building a new classroom, paying the salary for a new teacher, or supplying educational materials and uniforms for pupils.
We also run a child sponsorship programme. If you would like to sponsor a child, please visit https://e4echarity.org/shop-2/.
We are currently supporting a school on the edge of the Masai Mara in Kenya in association with the owners of Fisi Camp. We are providing support through child sponsorship as well as raising money to build a new learning centre for the school. To find out more and to make a donation in support of the building of the learning centre, click here.
We are in discussions with a number of potential overseas partners and hope to expand our work into at least two new countries by the end of 2023.