Join our vision for children's education
With access to a quality education, children become lifelong learners, transform their communities and experience life in all its fullness. We work with communities and local governments to address the barriers to a quality education for all children. Empowering parents and teachers with the tools and training they need gives children the opportunity to shine.
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A world with education for all - We are making progress. But there’s more to be done. All children have the right to a safe, inclusive and quality education. We want all children to be educated for life, in a safe and nurturing environment, in order to lead productive and fulfilling lives.
From 567 completed Education projects in FY22:
- Overall Reach of children aged 0-18 years was 4,546,636 (including 2,382,119 girls)
- 43,727 children with disability
- 1,120,580 Registered Children
- 35,480 Teachers Trained
- 17,080 Community Literacy Facilitators Trained
in 39 countries were provided Education programming suitable for their needs. Our work also enabled families, communities, and schools to provide nurturing care with playful and effective pedagogy.
World Teachers Day
5 October is World Teachers' Day which was established in 1994! World Teachers' Day aims to focus on "The Teachers we need for the education we want: The global imperative to reverse the teacher shortage "
Find out what World Vision Education teams are doing across the world to promote, educate and improve literacy through innovative ways to help build stable and sustainable foundations for all children including those with disabilities.
Moving forward in Education
Globally, 70% of children in low and middle income countries live in learning poverty, and even if they attend school, are not able to read and understand a simple text. Unlock Literacy is World Vision's evidence-based approach to ensuring children, especially the most vulnerable, read with comprehension and develop a love of learning, working in partnership with children, their families, communities, teachers, schools, and education systems.
New Catch Up Programme
While COVID disrupted education around the world, for millions of children this was not the first interruption to their education and it will not be the last. The Catch Up Programme is an adaptable approach to support children at the highest risk to build foundational skills and return to education through community-based clubs.
In 2023-2024 the Catch-Up Programme will be implemented in new countries: Bangladesh, Chile, Ethiopia and Lebanon.
The Open University will support World Vision through mixed-methods research to explore the effectiveness, relevance and adaptation of the CUP programme. Responsible Research and Innovation aims to strengthen evidence for CUP in real-world implementation contexts for further adaptations and scale.
Our Work ...
Our Project Models:
- Catch Up Programme - An adaptable approach to support children at the highest risk to build foundational skills and return to education through community-based clubs.
- Go Baby Go - Find out more about our ECD approach that targets the first 1,000+ days of a child's life
- Learning Roots - Find out how to assist with the earliest years of a child’s life are a window of opportunity to support the emergence of literacy, numeracy and life skills
- Unlock Literacy - Find out how to assist unlocking literacy for lifelong learning outcomes
are being integrated and adapted across the world to ensure children are being educated despite the challenges.
Measuring Evidence of Quality Achieved (MEQA) Tool Recognition!
Access the MEQA Tool and read the full Brookings Institute Report
Our Goals for Children
We work with children, families and communities so that:
- Children read, write and use numeracy skills
- Children make good judgements, can protect themselves, manage their emotions and communicate ideas
- Adolescents are ready for economic opportunity
- Children can access and complete education
Our Holistic Approach to Education
World Vision works with parents, teachers, community members and local partners to ensure that:
- Teachers know how to make learning effective and fun
- Parents are equipped to help their children learn in the home
- Community volunteers are trained to host after-school activities
- Whole communities get the opportunity to create learning materials for children that reflect their traditions, values and language
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