Did you know that there are around 59 million children around the world who don’t go to school? In the year 2000 the world made a promise: that every child, everywhere, would have access to education by the year 2015.
When 2015 arrived a monumental effort by all governments and agencies involved resulted in 85 percent of the children not enrolled in education at the dawn of the millennium actually going to school, leaving just fifteen percent of the number still out of school.
That statistic of fifteen percent in real terms equates to around 59 million children who are still denied access to quality education.
To make sure that universal education provision doesn’t slip from the political agenda the world made a new promise: that the final fifteen percent – those 59 million children – would, by the year 2030, have access to quality education. This new promise formed the basis of ‘Sustainable Development Goal 4’. However, because those children, the final fifteen percent, really are the very hardest to reach it may take all of those fifteen years, and probably more, until the dream of true universal education becomes a reality.
Education 4 Everyone’s project, ‘Teach The World’, is run by the explorer, education advocate and Education 4 Everyone volunteer Justin Miles. The project has two main purposes. The first is geared towards younger audiences because the children that we can engage with and motivate now will be, in fifteen years’ time or possibly more when we’re in the final battle to help every child go to school, the business people, the educators and the political leaders who can actually make universal education happen if they are educated on the barriers which currently prevent it.
The second purpose, involves supporting projects around the world, both in developed and developing countries, which are working to remove barriers to education in the areas they operate in. Support may include, building a new classroom; paying the salary for a new teacher or supplying educational materials and uniforms for pupils.
More information may be found on the Teach the World project website. As a charity Education 4 Everyone handles all financial transactions for the project ensuring transparency and accountability. Any organisation considering applying for support from Education 4 Everyone for projects involved in removing barriers to education should first read our Grant Making Policy. If the proposed project falls within the remit of our Grant Making Policy organisations should then download our Grant Application Form and complete it after reading our Grant Application Information Sheet. Completed application forms should be returned by e-mail.