Education

Education is the great equalizer, and yet, some children will never see the inside of a classroom, significantly reducing their health, safety and economic mobility. 

  • In the last 5 years, funding requests for education in emergencies have increased more than 20%. 
  • Women make up more than two-thirds of the world’s 796 million illiterate people. 
  • More than half of children in low- and middle-income countries cannot read proficiently by age 10.

The good news is our charity partners listed below are working to ensure quality education is available to all. Their programs include building schools, training educators, arranging safe transportation, expanding inclusive education programs and more.  

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When considering the major global challenges facing us today – climate change, hunger, poverty, etc. – the best way to create a brighter future is to invest in children and education. The solutions to these crises could all lie in the minds of today’s youth. Last year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our country experienced…
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ECPAT-USA’s Youth Against Child Trafficking (Y-ACT) program empowers youth to take the lead in anti-human trafficking efforts. ECPAT-USA trains students to be the foremost advocates in their communities and among their peers, educating them on the facts, misconceptions, and risks of trafficking. Students are provided the tools needed to identify the warning signs and proper…
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In June of 2021, SEE supported a Level 2 Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) Training Course in Accra, Ghana that lasted the whole month! The physician being trained, Dr. Egbula Eni, traveled from Nigeria to improve his surgical skills and learn the MSICS technique from SEE’s partner, Dr. Thomas Baah. Dr. Eni spent the…
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Bogota, Colombia is a capital city filled with commerce and tourism. But, just outside the city center exists a noticeable contrast in housing and economic development where the poorest families reside. Many of the city’s poorest families live on the outskirts in the mountains, and they have very difficult commutes into the city center for…
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On 16 September 2020, a student stands in an empty classroom in Panama City, Panama. A generation of children in Latin America and the Caribbean are missing out on schooling because of COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, 97 per cent of the region’s students have been deprived of their normal schooling. More than seven months into…
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Rwanda faces dire challenges when it comes to the number and skill of its health care professionals: Only two reconstructive plastic surgeons and 18 anesthesiologists serve the country of nearly 12 million people. And the need extends far beyond cleft conditions. In Rwanda, much of the surgical demand results from trauma and burn wounds. The…
You may have heard about Loay Elbasyouni, one of the engineers behind the historic first helicopter flight on Mars. He’s also a Palestine refugee and a graduate of UNRWA schools. As a child in the Gaza Strip, Loay Elbasyouni was always tinkering around with whatever he could get his hands on. A curious and clever…