Players of People’s Postcode Lottery have been supporting Save the Children since 2016. To date, players have raised over £11.5 million, which has had an incredible impact for children around the world.
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an unprecedented global crisis in education. Some 1.6 billion children’s learning was disrupted for months in 2020 when schools were closed, and the disruptions continue today. Millions of marginalized children in poorer countries, those whose families have suffered from the economic shock of the pandemic, children in refugee camps and war zones, or who are disabled may never return to learning. Worldwide, decades of progress in education for all children is in danger of being reversed.
Recent funding awarded by the Postcode Education Trust, who People’s Postcode Lottery manage lotteries for, has supported education programming in Uganda and Iraq, as well as our wider Safe Back to School initiative, helping to safely return over 150 million children in over 60 countries to school and back to learning through direct programs, coordination with other education stakeholders and advocacy. We can’t sit back and watch as COVID-19 deprives children of the future they deserve. Together with players of People’s Postcode Lottery we can make sure children everywhere receive a good-quality education and every opportunity to achieve their hopes and potential.