By 2030 ensure every child completes free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education.
What is the issue?
In September 2016, the high-powered Education Commission, made up of a distinguished group of global leaders, academics, business leaders and economists, warned that global education is in a critical state.
It reported that:
- Twice as many girls as boys will never start school
- By 2030, 825 million children in low and middle-income countries will not get the basic secondary-level skills they need for the jobs market
- By 2030, 228 million children will not be in school
- 400 million will leave school without primary-level qualifications
The commission has come up with a plan to create the Learning Generation by 2030, the first generation where every child is in school and learning. This can be achieved by transforming the performance of education systems, unleashing innovation, prioritising inclusion of all children, expanding financing and motivating all countries.
How are we fighting for this cause?
All over the world young people, government officials, faith leaders and others are working to make sure every child has the chance to get a quality education.
With several programmes of research, pilot projects and worldwide campaigns, Theirworld and the A World at School global movement of supporters are working together to make sure every child has the right to a safe, free and quality education.