Education and Equity
UNICEF aims to reach the poorest and most vulnerable children and youth to give them educational opportunities to lead better lives. Often, education is the key to reducing poverty and equity is at the heart of an effective education system. UNICEF recently launched five new programs to ensure access as well as quality of education to address the exclusion, discrimination and injustice that the hardest-to-reach children experience.
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF seeks your support of these crucial education projects in five select countries.
Please join us by making a gift that will transform the most vulnerable children’s educational experiences in these five countries.
Or, if you would like to support UNICEF's programs to provide education to children around the world, you can make a donation to UNICEF's Education and Equity Programs.
Afghanistan has been in a state of complex emergency for over twenty years. About 70% of the population lives in poverty and the situation for girls is abysmal. Restrictions on mobility, cultural barriers, early marriage, shortage of female teachers, and poor educational facilities mean that 42% of Afghani children cannot attend school. Donate
Half of Bangladeshi children live in poverty, and natural disasters, particularly cyclones, have destroyed 9,000 schools and disrupted education for over 1.5 million children. For children struggling to attend school, disruptions caused by emergencies increase dropout rates and decrease children’s chances for education. UNICEF provides access to safe learning environments for children in disaster areas of Bangladesh. Donate
Liberia's infrastructure, especially schooling, was completely destroyed by a devastating civil war that ended just 8 years ago, leaving a staggering 51% of primary and secondary school children, especially girls, out of school. Liberians unanimously say that more than anything, they need access to education. Donate
Madagascar aims to have all of its children in school by 2015, and attendance is rising. However, only 40% complete primary school and repetition rates are high. There are no schools in 60% of rural communities. Some children walk as far as 32 miles every day to attend school. Poverty hurts all children, but girls are particularly impeded by cultural beliefs about who should be educated. Donate
Over a million Nepali children do not attend school, and of those who do, about 40% do not reach fifth grade. With initiatives like Girls’ Education Networks, UNICEF employs community mobilizers to monitor the school attendance of girls and boys, preventing