Act Now !

A Call For Action

Education Cannot Wait and its partners are calling on governments, private sector companies, philanthropic foundations and global leaders to rise and support the Fund’s efforts to mobilize $1.8 billion by 2021 for 9 million children and youth in crisis. The time to Act 4 Education in Crisis is now. #Act4Ed.

Join the Campaign

 

Celebrities, global ambassadors and tens of thousands of individuals and organizations across the globe are actively supporting the Education Cannot Wait cause. You too can join the movement. By Acting for Education in Crisis, you have the chance to help  deliver quality education for the girls and boys left furthest behind in the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

Meet our Champions

Yasmine Sherif

Yasmine Sherif is the Director of Education Cannot Wait. A thought leader, human rights lawyer and global education advocate, her passion and dedication inspire change and action to unleash the potential of the most vulnerable children living in crisis settings and fulfil their right to education.

Inspiring Action

Inspiring Action The Act 4 Education in Crisis campaign is a global initiative led by Education Cannot Wait in partnership with civil society organizations, global leaders, private sector partners, philanthropists and global education ambassadors. Across the globe, tireless advocates are stepping up to call on donors to mobilize $1.8 billion by 2021 for education in crisis.

Our Impact

The Children of the Lake Chad Crisis

Millions of boys and girls are at risk – in Chad, we find stories of hope and redemption in  one of the world’s most-pressing humanitarian crisis.

A Call For Action

 

Our Case for investment in Quality Education in Crisis lays out the urgency and the value of investing in the education of children in crisis-affected countries as one of the soundest investments in human and socio-economic development and in peace and stability to make today. The Act 4 Education in Crisis campaign is a global initiative led by Education Cannot Wait in partnership with civil society organizations, global leaders, private sector partners, philanthropists and global education ambassadors to support this call for action. Across the globe, tireless advocates are stepping up efforts to mobilize $1.8 billion by 2021 for education in crisis.

 

FUNDING GOAL

News & Updates

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EDUCATION IN CRISIS BY THE NUMBERS

75 million children currently living in conflicts and disasters who desperately need support to access the safety, hope, inspiration and socioeconomic empowerment that an education can bring.

2-4% Share of the total annual
humanitarian funding going to
the education sector. Funding
for education in crisis is on the
rise, but a major deficit remains.

Annual funding gap to provide education to 75 million children and youth affected by crisis.

For a little over a $100 a year, a child living in the most complex and unstable crisis settings will be able to get the education they need to give them hope and to give them a future. When the global annual funding gap for education in crises – $8.5 billion – is broken down, it is equivalent to just US$113 per child per year.

PRIORITY COUNTRIES

Want to know more about the 20+ countries where Education Cannot Wait is already supporting emergency or multi-year educational responses? Check the full map of our current investment.

OUR IMPACT

Aisha, 16, Chad

“Here in Dar es Salam, we have food to eat, we go to school, we play with friends, we feel safe. When I get older, I would like to become a doctor to look after sick people.”

Jospin, 13, Central African Republic

“I had never been to school before being displaced. I started going to school for the first time here and I love it. I am in the 3rd grade now.”

Ms. Fahema, Biology Teacher, Afghanistan

“I was worried about my future and my community. Education Cannot Wait brought a positive change in my life and those of the returnees. Now we are happy”

Janat Ara, 12, Bangladesh

“I love the learning center. I have been through a lot back in Myanmar. When we learn and play here, I feel peace in my heart, and forget what has happened to me.”

OUR SUPPORTERS

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