Theirworld’s research and campaigns have raised tens of millions of dollars for children to go to school safely in some of the most dangerous places to be a schoolchild, including in Nigeria, Pakistan, Nepal, Latin America and the Syria region.
Our response to the abduction of the Chibok girls and the #BringBackOurGirls campaign helped raise $25 million for the Safe Schools Initiative in Nigeria. Nearly 50,000 children forced to leave their homes in the northeast of the country by Boko Haram have been helped by the Safe Schools Initiative in a variety of ways, including moving pupils to safer schools, rebuilding schools, training teachers and supplying educational equipment.
Theirworld, the Global Business Coalition for Education and UNICEF launched the Safe Schools Latin America initiative in 2015. Officially called the Strong Schools and Communities Initiative, it seeks to promote actions to reduce the violence in the school environment and ensure the right of all children and adolescents to receive a quality education
In the Syria region, our landmark report showing how double shift schools could rapidly increase the number of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon changed what people thought was possible.
In Pakistan, a groundbreaking “Child Marriage Free Zone” benefitted over 900 girls and women in Pakistan alone, with a direct impact on over 3000 community members. The initiative empowered youth groups to campaign against child marriages, trained marriage registrars on the issue and created an online resource for information on the issue.