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."

Send your Postcard!

Do you have your own story, video, letter or drawing of how education
has transformed your life? We would love to hear from you!
Girls and boys worldwide are invited to submit their
Postcard from the Edge for our ongoing campaign.

Postcards from the Edge

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Taitu* was in fourth grade when her education was interrupted due to intense conflict in her village in Ethiopia.
Amos*, a 13-year-old child from Mali with hearing impairment, dreams of receiving a quality education.
Kamil*, a 12-year-old from Syria, was forced to migrate to Iraq after violence broke out in his home city. He has found safety and community in his new school.
Barbara Drawing
A 10-year-old named Sofía* had her education interrupted when she fled her home country, Venezuela.
Tabarak's Drawing
11-year-old Zawad* from Bangladesh wants his community and family in to prioritize education. He dreams of becoming an English teacher.


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