Our Causes

Theirworld believes we can end the global education crisis together and unleash the potential of the next generation.  

We combine the power of campaigning, policy, and innovative projects to create change from the top-down and bottom-up and deliver on our mission: ensuring that every child has the best start in life, a safe place to learn, and skills for the future.  

We do this by: 

  • Setting agendas: Current rates of progress will leave more than half of all young people without meaningful opportunity by 2030. Our policy and research bring forward the most relevant evidence to expose gaps in delivering opportunity and set the bar higher for governments and the international community to deliver results for the next generation.  
  • Forging powerful partnerships: The global education crisis is so big that everyone has something to contribute. We combine the power and know-how of young people, the business community, civil society, philanthropy, campaigners and academia working together in new ways to unleash the potential of the next generation.  
  • Campaigning and innovating: We mobilise our networks – even when the solutions look impossible – to tackle the next barrier standing in the way of opportunity for young people. We also deliver on-the-ground projects which work to overcome the challenges facing the most marginalised children and youth – including new-borns, refugees, children with disabilities– and collaborate with partners to scale-up what works. 
  • Delivering impact: We deliver transformative results that transcend the work of any single organisation to unleash sustainable and scalable change. We reach for high-hanging fruit and never let go until we ensure political will, financing, inclusion and innovation meet the needs of the next generation. 

Giving every child the best start in life

Quality pre-natal care is vital for every mother and baby. Early years care is vital for every child. But many children from poorer and marginalised households are unable to access the support and care they need. We're campaigning for every child to get the best start in life.

Every child has the right to go to school and learn

There are close to 300 million children and youth around the world who do not go to school. We're working with A World at School, a global movement of teachers, faiths, youth, business, international and NGOs, to make sure every child's right to go to school is realised.

Every young adult must have access to skills development

Every young adult needs to access skills development. All over the world, young adults are missing out on gaining the skills they need to fulfil their potential and succeed in the workplace.