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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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 ...
Xene Photo
Xene*, a 13-year-old girl from Central African Republic, dreams of being a schoolteacher in the future. She is grateful for the resources she received in school after an attack disturbed the peace in her village.
Elianny Letter
Violeta*, a 13-year-old from Venezuela, dreams of being both a professional dancer and lawyer in the future. Her education was interrupted at age 11 when she moved to Colombia.
Awa*, an internally displaced child from Mali, wants to get an education so she can pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.


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