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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Ramiro's letter
School can help me express myself more confidently and help me to know the principles of programming, improve the dialogue and improve the ...
Gabriel's letter
My Dream for the Future My dream is to achieve solidarity among all, currently between countries and citizens, and to help avoid world ...
Anita's letter
My Dream for the Future My dream is to be a chef and have my own restaurant since I will cook well to ...
Josefina's letter
Hello, my name is Josefina*, I am 16 years old. I like to dance, I am kind. My dream in the future is ...
LucÍa's letter
My dream for the future is to be a civil engineer and a role-model. I would like to change the future so that ...
Gabriela's letter
My name is Gabriela*, and I am a 14 year old girl from Venezuela. My dream, thanks to the studies that I receive ...
Daniela's letter
My name is Daniela*, and I am a 14 year old girl from Venezuela. My dream is to study a career at university ...
My name is Maria*, I am a 13 year old girl from Venezuela, and I really like studying because it helps me learn ...
Drawing T
My name is Tigist* and I am 8 years old. I drew the house of my dreams. Before the conflict I went to ...
I am writing to you to clarify the situation we are experiencing in our region and particularly in my establishment. We receive the ...
Dear leaders and decision-makers around the world, My school was created to support the education of children with disabilities. It was built from ...
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 ...


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