The Global Education Funding Gap

There’s a $59bn a year black hole in global education funding

I'm calling on the G7 to kickstart the global education recovery by supporting all the major funds for education and investing an additional $1bn in innovative financing to help ensure that every child in the world has a place in school.

Unlock Big Change

Theirworld works around the world to ensure that every child has the best start in life, a safe place to learn and skills for the future. 

To unlock big change we combine the power of public campaigns, policy and advocacy and innovative on-the-ground projects. We work with partners all around the world, and with more than 1,000 Global Youth Ambassadors in every continent to deliver our campaigns at grassroots.

We know that to end the global education crisis we're going to need everyone to do their part, join our campaigns, and help build the pressure needed to make change.


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Education Innovation Awards 2021

Education Innovation Awards 2021

The Education Innovation Awards will help support pilot-stage grantees to make their innovations scale-ready, by building their skills and capacity through introductory classes, masterclasses, mentoring and £50,000 scale-ready grants.
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 Keys and Locks: The Education Game

Keys and Locks: The Education Game

Got 5 minutes? Play our Keys and Locks education game. Out of school because of Covid-19? Or perhaps you're lucky and benefit form a good kindergarten education. What obstacles and opportunities will you face in our education game? Play our game and explore how we can unlock big change for millions of children around the world.
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Education and the ‘No Lost Generation’ commitment

Education and the ‘No Lost Generation’ commitment

Have Europe’s leaders given up on Syria’s children? In 2016 world leaders made a promise to Syria’s refugee children: there would be ‘no lost generation’ and Syrian children would have a place in school within a year of resettling in another country. Five years on, despite some early progress, we have not delivered on this promise.
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#StillLearning

#StillLearning

All over the world about a billion school children are stuck at home. Families are going through the same challenges keeping children educated and entertained, so we want to share with you some fun and practical activities to do just that.
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Greece’s refugee education crisis

Greece’s refugee education crisis

€20 million is needed to secure education for the 10,000 refugee children living on the Greek islands for the next two years, with numbers likely to increase.
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Unlock early childhood education for more than a million children

Unlock early childhood education for more than a million children

Unlock big change and give an extra 1 million children the best start in life by increasing funding for kindergarten and pre-school education. 90% of a child's brain development starts in the first 5 years of life, yet early childhood education is desperately underfunded
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The Global Education Funding Gap

The Global Education Funding Gap

There is a $59bn a year black hole in the global education funding budget. Current recovery plans fall short of what is needed to fix this crisis. If we’re serious about delivering Sustainable Development Goal 4 - equitable and inclusive quality education for all by 2030 – then world leaders need to step up.

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