Quality Education

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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.

Moshin: Teaching kids to break the cycle of poverty

After struggling to afford his own education, Moshin Juma started holding literacy classes for children living in Kampala’s slums. The effort has grown to include a football academy, jewellery-making classes, and a shoemaking workshop—with the hope to one day open a primary school.

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Stand as ONE

World leaders have agreed to 17 Global Goals that would mean a better life for all of us. The Goals are a plan to build a world where children don't go to bed hungry, where girls get the same opportunity to thrive as boys, and where people don't die of preventable diseases. It's one of the most incredible to-do lists ever written - but now we need to turn words into action.

As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality exist in our world, none of us can truly rest.

Nelson Mandela

Mandela's words represent what it means to be a ONE member and at the birth of these ambitious new goals, we will not rest until they are achieved. Stand with more than 9 million others and in Mandela's honour - pledge to use your voice. We know it has power to change lives and bring about a better world for all of us, as ONE.