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Financing Learning for Every Last Child

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Education is a human right and a critical stepping stone for development and prosperity for individuals and for society.

World leaders have promised to ensure every girl and boy will learn from a quality education. This is a bold and important promise. Without it, we will not even come close eradicating poverty or reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Without a step change in financing education now, we will fail the next generation of children.  

Yet the world has not given education the priority it needs. The world is facing a learning crisis. Around 250 million of the world’s 650 million children of primary school age are not learning. 

If current trends of education financing continue, we will be 50 years late in ensuring inclusive quality education for all.

This briefing sets out solutions to the education financing gap.


For more information or to set up an interview contact: Lois Moodley on 0724401519 or [email protected]

About: Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In South Africa and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

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