A quality education
A lack of education can severely limit a child’s chances in life and can lock them and their families into a ongoing cycle of poverty.
In 2017, more than 600 million children around the world were not meeting the minimum standards for reading and mathematics, according to UNESCO. Almost two-thirds of these children were in school, stressing the importance of quality teaching.
Keeping children in education, and giving them access to a high-quality learning environment, is vital in ensuring every child can reach their potential.
Rights and protection
Too many children live in communities where their basic human rights are ignored. This means many children globally continue to be vulnerable to forced labour, early marriage, trafficking and many other heartbreaking scenarios.
At least three out of every four children in the world have experienced violence, according to the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children.
Every child has the right to live without fear, in a safe, non-violent, protective and nurturing environment. And all young people should be given the opportunity to play an active role in society, and to have their views sought, valued and respected.
Without these essential rights, children cannot survive and thrive, and feel confident and hopeful about their future.
ChildFund’s 2018 must haves
Childhood has a deadline. It is a critical time where experience and conditions determine a child’s present, as well as their future.
Unfortunately, many children around the world do not have these “must haves”, which is why ChildFund works in partnership with children, their communities and local institutions to create lasting change, respond to humanitarian emergencies and promote children’s rights.
Please join us in 2018 to ensure that every child can survive and thrive.
Because every child needs a childhood.