Thank you for supporting our Count Me In appeal.
121 million school-aged children around the world are not in education. That’s not acceptable.
Between 21st November 2018 and 20th February 2019 the UK government matched all public donations to our ‘Count Me In’ appeal, to help children into education in some of the world’s toughest places.
How much did the appeal raise?
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters we raised an incredible total of…
which was matched by the UK government taking the total to £2.8 million
to help children into education in some of the world’s toughest places.
Where will the money
Public donations to our ‘Count Me In’ appeal will be used to help children into education in some of the world’s toughest places. This support will include paying school fees, buying uniforms and learning materials, training teachers, refurbishing classrooms and building schools.
Match funding from the UK Government of £1.4m will specifically be used for similar work (see graphic) to help more children go to school and learn in Sierra Leone.
International Development Minister Harriett Baldwin said:
“Giving children living in the north of Sierra Leone the chance to go to school means Street Child are making sure they reach their full potential. Instead of spending their days on the streets, they will have a future. I am delighted to announce DFID has matched £1.4m to Street Child’s ‘Count Me In’ campaign, helping to raise a total of £2.8m. This partnership means every pound the British public generously donated will go twice as far.”
Street Child patron Sarah, Duchess of York commented:
“I am delighted to announce that Street Child’s ‘Count Me In’ campaign raised the fantastic total of £1.4M which the UK Government is matching thanks to UK Aid Match. With the grand total of £2.8M, the amazing team at Street Child will be able to help thousands more children go to school and learn. Thank you to everyone who supported the appeal and who continues to support Street Child’s work. During the appeal I visited schools supported by Street Child in Sierra Leone and met children whose lives are being transformed by having access to education. It means so much.”