Thank You For Supporting Our Right to Learn Appeal.
Thousands of children in West Africa do not have the chance to go to school. From 16th November to the 15th February the UK government matched all donations to our Right to Learn appeal.
With UK Aid Match funding the total raised is an incredible £3 million!
These funds will support vulnerable children's education in West Africa. In fact, thanks to your support, we have already begun a brand new project helping 10,000 children in eastern Sierra Leone to go to school and learn.
When children are given the chance to learn, they can break free from poverty. They can build a brighter future for their families, their communities and their countries. Every child deserves that chance.
The Impact Of Your Support.
In the east of Sierra Leone, 89,000 children aged 6 to 14 are out of school. A further 24,000 children who are in junior secondary school are at risk of dropping out. Our brand new project will focus on providing these children with a chance to go to school and learn.
Supporting 5,000 Of The Most Vulnerable Children To Go To School.
Children who come from extremely poor households, street-connected children, orphans, teenage mothers and children in rural communities have the lowest chances of staying in school and learning to read and write. We will support the most vulnerable children to go to school.
Supporting 3,750 Families To Set Up Businesses.
Poverty is one of the biggest barriers to education and keeps thousands of children out of school. By supporting families to set up businesses and giving them the training they need to expand their businesses, we can ensure they can afford to send their children to school.
Building Or Improving 35 Primary Schools.
A lack of schools and trained teachers is a significant barrier preventing children from going to school and gaining a basic education. We will build or improve 35 primary schools in eastern Sierra Leone.
In addition to our project in Sierra Leone, your support will also be helping vulnerable children in Nigeria and Liberia.
Our Work In Nigeria.
On-going conflict in Northeast Nigeria means thousands of families have lost their businesses and millions of children are out of school. In Borno state alone, three in five schools have been closed. Your support during our Right to Learn appeal will mean we can continue to support vulnerable children in Northeast Nigeria to go to school and learn.
Our Work In Liberia.
Liberia has some of the world’s worst education indicators. It is not expected to reach universal education until 2100 and has the highest proportion of out-of-school primary-aged children in the world. Your support will mean we can give more children the chance to go to school.