Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Nelson Mandela said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. A quality education gives us all the chance to build the life we want, and for children born into poverty, it’s an essential part of their escape route.
There’s been a surge in the number of children going to primary school around the world, but 57 million are still missing out today. Kids from the poorest countries, girls, those living in conflict zones or with disabilities and minority groups are most likely to be out of school. Getting every child into school is just one part of the goal – it’s also about making sure the education they get once they are there is good quality, and that they finish school. Girls are especially at risk of dropping out because of early marriage, but poverty also forces many children out of the classroom and into work.
If we make this goal happen, every child will have a much better chance of reaching their full potential, and we’ll all be better off as a result.