International Day of Education

On January 24th, we celebrated the International Day of Education in order to highlight the role of education for peace and development.

Education is a human right, a public good and responsibility as well as key to sustainable development. Sustainable Development Goal 4, in particular, aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030.

Education is also crucial to give every child a better future and offers them a way out of poverty. However, about 258 million children and adolescents around the world do not have the opportunity to enter or complete school; 617 million children and adolescents cannot read and do basic math and some four million children and youth refugees are out of school.

Without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth and adults behind.

Thus, HOPE’87 has set itself the goal to promote education projects in order to counter the global problem of youth unemployment and its political, economic and social consequences.

Take a look at our pictures from Pakistan, where through the “Access for Out of School Children to Education and Safe Schools in Pakistan” we improve access to quality education in emergencies, other situations of violence and early recovery phases as well as from our “Night School” and “Mobile Quality School” in Bangladesh, which convey quality formal education at primary school level to most vulnerable and disadvantaged working children and street children who dropped out of school.