West Africa is facing an education crisis. 

Thousands of children in West Africa cannot go to school. Street Child's ability to support the most vulnerable children to go to school is unrivalled.

This winter, the UK government will match all donations to our Right to Learn appeal.

Together we can end this crisis for thousands of children. 

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Thousands of children in West Africa do not have the chance to go to school. This Winter, the UK government is doubling our power to end this crisis for thousands of children.

In Sierra Leone, less than half of children go to secondary school. Liberia is expected to be the last country in the world to achieve education for all. In northeast Nigeria, conflict has left millions of children out of school.

This is an education crisis. This is our opportunity to transform lives.

Our Right to Learn Appeal will help the most vulnerable children in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria to learn to read and write. We will give a future to children who face the biggest barriers – children in conflict-impacted regions, children in rural communities, children in poverty and girls. 

When children are given the chance to learn, they have a chance to break free from poverty. They have a chance to build a brighter future for their families, their communities and their countries. 

Every child deserves that chance.

Thanks to UK Aid Match from the 16th November to the 15th February, the UK government will match all donations, pound for pound. The power of your support is doubled. Please use that power today. Give the gift of education. Change a life.

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Be a part of something incredible. Change lives this winter.

With UK Aid Match from the 16th November to the 15th February, the power of your support is doubled. Please use that power today. 

 
 
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Making an impact

Supporting the hardest to reach.

Our Right to Learn Appeal will help the most vulnerable children in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia to learn to read and write. The most vulnerable children are the most likely to miss out on the chance of learning to read and write. We will give a future to these children.

Children Impacted By Crisis. 

Conflict and crisis can have a devastating impact on a child’s life. In emergencies, education is often neglected. But the longer a child is out of school, the less likely they are to return. What’s more, giving a child the chance to go to school offers them a safe space to be themselves again, to play and to learn. When a child’s world has been turned upside down, education is a chance of a normal life.

Children In Rural Communities.

It is not enough just to send a child to school. Learning to read and write is what changes a child’s life. The quality of teachers and classrooms affect a child’s ability to learn, particularly in remote, rural areas where there is a lack of classrooms and teachers. 

Children in Poverty.

Poverty is the largest barrier to education in West Africa. Poor families cannot afford the cost of sending their child to school. Without hope of learning to read and write, children are stuck in cycles of poverty.

Girls. 

Girls’ education is undervalued across West Africa. Sierra Leone and Liberia rank in the lowest 10 countries in terms of gender inequality.

 
 
 

Why Education?

 

Education has the power to transform lives. When children are given the chance to learn, they have a chance to build a brighter future for their families, their communities and their countries. 

Every child deserves that chance.

 
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our impact

Making a Real Difference.

Street Child's ability to support some of the most vulnerable children in the world to go to school is unrivalled. In just nine years we have: 

  • Supported over 120,000 children to go to school
  • Built or refurbished over 1,000 classrooms
  • Provided business grants and training to over 16,000 families
  • Trained over 900 teachers