Education in crisis

International Day of Education 24 January

    Find out how World Vision Lebanon is ensuring  Education is a priority  during a multi-layered crisis by Sahar Tahar, Education Technical Specialist

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    International Day of Education

    ECD Trezer Malawi

    Investing for Destiny

    Trezer is among 80 caregivers that World Vision Malawi trained in Njema Area Program reaching out to more than 2000 children with Early Childhood Development (ECD) interventions in the community. Across 27 World Vision impact areas, 386 caregivers were trained to support ECD education adding to 2,300 caregivers trained in the past 5-year period.

    Find out more on World Vision Malawi's ECD programming and its call for action ...

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    World Vision Partnership Education Work

    Take a look at some of World Vision's work to help make Education accessible and a priority:

    MEQA Brookings

    Ed Tech Solutions

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    Did you know?

    • WV Afghanistan helped 300 girls to receive vocational knowledge and skills - of these 33% generated income from the skills acquired
    • WV Bangladesh trained 6,600 parents to support children's reading and learning at home and approx 138,00 books (3,400 titles) were distributed to schools.
    • WV Ghana observed 379 reading clubs and 93% of these clubs are meeting physical standards and 69% meet quality standards of MEQA observations.
    • WV Nepal trained 245 teachers on Unlock Literacy/early grade learning and 79 teachers trained to provide inclusive or special needs education to children with disability
    • WV Zambia trained 2,797 teachers in Unlock Literacy and 144,564 boys and girls were supported with literacy learning through books and study kits.
    • The IGATE project aimed to improve the lives of 35,290 marginalised adolescent girls by helping them improve their literacy, numeracy, life skills and self esteem

    The fifth International Day of Education  (24 January 2023) will be celebrated under the theme “to invest in people, prioritize education”. Building on the global momentum generated by the UN Transforming Education Summit in September 2022, this year’s Day will call for maintaining strong political mobilization around education and chart the way to translate commitments and global initiatives into action. Education must be prioritized to accelerate progress towards all the Sustainable Development Goals against the backdrop of a global recession, growing inequalities and the climate crisis.

    Without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth and adults behind.

    As Nelson Mandela reminds us:

    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world

    Did you know?

    • The World Bank estimated In low- and middle-income countries “learning poverty” stands at 53%, while for the poorest countries, this is 80% on average.
    • In Fragile, Conflict and Violence (FCV) countries, girls are 2.5 times more likely to be out of school than boys, and at the secondary level, are 90% more likely to be out of secondary school than those in non-FCV contexts.
    • An estimated 246 million children experience violence in and around school every year, ending school-related gender-based violence is critical.
    • By 2030, an additional 68.8 million teachers will need to be recruited just for primary and secondary: 20 million are required to expand access to primary and secondary school and 49 million are needed to replace those who leave the workforce.

    Find out how World Vision is helping to make a difference and ensure Education is accessible

    • Check out World Vision's new innovative Catch Up Programme where World Vision is focusing upon catch-up learning as a strategy to support children aged 6-9 who experienced disruption to their education and need a targeted intervention to ‘catch-up’ and continue, start or re-enter school. 

    Useful Tools to help make Education fun:


    All Children Reading

    Global Book Alliance Partner Spotlight

    Learn about All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development (ACR GCD) in this video produced by Global Book Alliance (GBA) as part of the GBA Partner Spotlight series. GBA is a partnership of donor agencies, multilateral institutions and civil society organizations that are committed to bringing books to every child in the world by 2030. As an Alliance Steering Committee member, ACR GCD helps guide GBA work and strategy, collaborate on high-impact, multi-faceted initiatives, and advocate the widespread adoption of best practices among organizations and governments.