Postcards from the Edge

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Postcards from the edge

222 Million Dreams✨📚: Postcards from the Edge

Children worldwide are being denied their basic human right to an education. Conflict, climate change, displacement and other crises are pushing them to the edge. To highlight the amazing stories of perseverance and hope emerging on the frontlines, we asked the girls and boys benefitting from ECW investments to tell us, in their own words, what education means to them. These ‘Postcards from the Edge’ are a living testament to the remarkable power of education to transform lives. They are a celebration of the human spirit and a call to action for leaders across the globe to stand up for the world’s most vulnerable children to realize their dreams of an education. 

Featured Postcards ✉️

Tabarak's Drawing

Zawad*, 11, Bangladesh

"I have a dream. I want to be an English teacher. Because teaching is the best profession."



Lucas*, 14, DRC

"I ask world leaders and UNHCR to think of us refugee children and provide funding to let us finish our studies."


Drouillard's drawing

Darline*, 14, Haiti

"My dream for Haiti is for the Haitian state to change. Stop corruption, let businesses be built so that all young people can find work."

Postcards from the Edge

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Amy drawing
My name is Amy* and I am 9 years old. I want to be a nurse in the future. I ask the world ...
Ivy drawing
My name is Ivy* and I am 10 years old. I want the world leaders to help fund my education so that I ...
Amari drawing
My name is Amari* and I am 11 years old. I love to read and draw. World leaders should help provide funding so ...
optimized wanda drawing
My name is Wanda* and I am 8 years old. I call on the world leaders to please provide more school books for ...
I wish all children enjoyed their full rights. Significa en español: Ojala todos las niñas y niños disfrutaran de sus plenos derechos. *Name ...
Childhood is a wonderful time. There is no past, there is no future; only a present that is looked at with innocence and ...
It's never too late to have a happy childhood. Significa en español “Nunca es demasiado tarde para tener una infancia feliz.”
Janelle Carta
Warm greetings! My name is Janelle and I am from Venezuela. When I grow up I want to be a doctor because I ...
Dania Colombia
For me, education is pursuing the profession we want. For example: I want to be a criminologist.
Laura Colombia
For me, education means going to school because it teaches us to be someone in the future and allows us to fulfill our ...


*All names included on Postcards from the Edge have been changed for safeguarding and protection.