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Education Cannot Wait’s new #ShareTheirVoices Campaign brings together powerful testimonies from those reached by ECW investments and calls on donors to increase funding for the +224 million crisis-impacted children and adolescents in need of urgent education support!

“I love school, I don’t like
war at all. I miss my teacher
very much. I miss my friends,
and I miss playing with them.”


Afghan girl attending class

About the Campaign

As we lead up to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres’ Summit of the Future, taking place on 22-23 September 2024, Education Cannot Wait is supporting the global #ActNow Campaign with an urgent call to increase funding support for the +224 million crisis-impacted children worldwide in need of urgent education support through the global #ShareTheirVoices campaign.  

According to the UN, without additional resources, 84 million children and youth will be out of school by 2030, 300 million will lack basic numeracy and literacy skills, and only one out of six nations worldwide will achieve our promise of universal secondary education.

ECW’s #ShareTheirVoices campaign brings together the words of crisis-affected girls and boys from places like Afghanistan, DRC, Gaza, Nigeria, Sudan, Haiti, Cox’s Bazaar, South Sudan and Ukraine – where the converging challenges of armed conflict, forced displacement, climate change and other protracted crises are derailing development gains and putting childrens' lives at grave risk.

We know that quality education is an essential support in delivering on all of the other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from ending famine, starvation and extreme poverty, to achieving gender equality and addressing the climate crisis. We must #ShareTheirVoices as we come together as a global community to #ActNow for the SDGs and for universal human rights.

Read their testimonies and #ShareTheirVoices

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