Around the world
Rwanda: Alongside the Rwandan government, we’re pioneering a new approach to improve the nations’ literacy levels. We’re increasing the number of quality children’s books, setting up reading clubs and supporting parents and teachers.
Emergencies: After a disaster hits, children always tell us the same thing: they want to get back to school. We’re making sure that education is a fundamental part of our emergency responses. In 2018, our Education in Emergency programmes provided essential education support to more than 290,000 children across 19 countries.
Child refugees: We’ve teamed up with the UN refugee agency UNHCR and Pearson to shine a light on efforts to provide education to the world’s refugees. We want to identify the projects with the most promise of contributing to wider change, then document and promote them.
Syria: In war-torn Syria, children missing out on school are increasingly at risk of being dragged into armed groups, early marriage or child labour. We're helping keep them safe by supporting them to get back into education.
Girls’ education: Learning can be a lifeline for girls. It makes them less vulnerable to early marriage and more able to live independent lives. In Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo, we’re giving thousands of girls the support they need to stay in education.
Philippines: Our First Read programme is giving parents in the Philippines the knowledge, skills and resources they need to support their child’s early learning and development.
In the UK
In 2018 we supported UK parents to take a more active role in their children's early development, and helped them build a home environment fit for children to learn in. We put the cost of childcare high on the political agenda and shone a light on the importance of a skilled early education workforce - especially in the county's poorest areas.
Families Connect: Our Families Connect programme builds on feedback from parents looking for more help to support their children’s learning in three key areas: literacy and language development, numeracy and emotional development.
Over the course of eight weeks, parents learn how to support their children’s education at home by doing a series of fun and engaging activities.