Education

We help ensure that girls and boys are well educated so they can reach their full potential and contribute to their communities and countries.

When children miss out on an education they’re at greater risk of being exploited. They are more likely to be trafficked, forced to work or get married young, and are less likely to earn enough to make a living.

Every year we help millions of children go to school

Every year we help millions of children go to school
Education through partnership: Through strong partnerships with parents, local organisations, the private sector, and governments we ensure greater learning outcomes and opportunities to ensure  children are sent to school for years to come.

Access for all: Increasing access to equal and quality basic education, with special attention to girls and children with disabilities. 

Lifecyle approach to teaching:  World Vision uses a lifecycle approach in our programmes that focuses on the needs of children at all stages of development: early childhood, basic education, and adolescence and youth.

Support local learning resources: We are creating locally relevant reading and learning materials so that children can learn what they need to know in their mother tongues.

We believe every child deserves a chance to go to school, so every year we help millions of the most vulnerable children get lasting, quality education. We provide safe learning spaces for children to improve their basic literacy, numeracy and gain essential life skills.

 PACIFIC

Education services in the Pacific
For many families in the Pacific, school is so far away, or so under-resourced, it’s just not an option.

In the Solomon Islands, just 9 per cent of children are enrolled in early childhood education, and only about 50 per cent of children go to primary school. For girls, those numbers are lower still. Many don’t start school until they’re 9 or 10, when they are old enough to walk the long distances to the nearest schools.

We’re pulling down these barriers, and working with communities to get all boys and girls in school. This means early childhood, basic primary education, and training for teenagers.

Learn more about our work supporting the Pacific.

 ASIA

Our education work in Asia is making learning possible
When it comes to primary school, Asia is a success story, in fact 9 out of 10 children are enrolled. But once primary school finishes, it’s a different picture - many girls stop going.

This puts them at a much higher risk of sex trafficking, child labour, and child marriage. Quite simply, girls are being exploited across Asia because they are not getting an education.

So we're doing all that we can to get more girls in school. We’re working to pull down barriers that stop girls being in the classroom. We’re helping to provide quality education, for both boys and girls, so that they can have safe futures. We're also working to help people with disabilities get further education, and ensuring mums and dads know how important education is for their children. 

Learn more about our work in Asia.

 AFRICA

Education in Africa
Across Africa, many children have to work to support their families, meaning they have to drop out of school.

Usually this is more of a problem for girls than boys, with more than 28 million girls between the ages of six and 15 not in school. Those girls not going to school every day are more likely to be hurt, sex-trafficked, or married very young.

We’re working with parents and communities to build schools all children can learn in. This means making sure there are safe, private toilets for girls, and having sanitary products available at school for when they get their periods.

Learn more about our work in Africa.

We take a holistic approach to education, working with parents, teachers, community members and local partners to ensure whole communities get the opportunity to create learning materials for children that reflect their traditions, values and language.

Together, we’re giving children a chance to write their own futures