There are 57 million girls and boys around the world who do not go to school.
Millions more drop out by secondary school. Hundreds of millions more are not learning. We are here to change that.
- make noise for education, asking leaders to raise budgets, build schools, train teachers and improve learning - and we use your voice to do this
- move governments and policy makers to action by providing them with concrete data and action plans, and by exposing them to the personal stories of the children caught in the education emergency
- champion the impact of the progress happening globally - and we find ways for you or your organisation to get directly involved
- follow the guidelines of the United Nations Secretary General's Global Education First Initiative to ensure that all girls and boys go to school, learn and become global citizens
- will not stop until every young person is in school and learning
Our approach is:
We partner with youth and adults alike from all corners of the globe; from the young girl advocates of Pakistan and Nigeria, to policy makers operating at the highest levels of government.
Our champions include the UN Special Envoy for Education and UN agencies, the Global Partnership for Education, Education International and other teachers' organisations, and the Global Business Coalition for Education, which works with the highest levels of governments to prioritise education and set policy agendas specific to each country's needs. We also partner with hundreds of organisations who are working on the ground to provide access to quality education.
We work with the countries that have the most children out of school, as well as countries where there are pressing issues that we can help solve.
We work with the most up-to-date and comprehensive data and research that there is, and we share that information with you.
We mobilise individuals and organisations at every level in support of education. Globally.
A World at School is a new digital mobilisation initiative working towards achieving global education. First launched in April 2013, A World at School was created to provide a digital platform to coordinate campaigns, share information and forge collaborations to challenge issue and country-specific barriers to education and effect lasting change. Our focus is the children who miss out on education and learning, and our goal is to help each of them realise their full potential through quality schooling. We want to reach every child - the poorest, the most excluded, the most vulnerable and those whose rights need greater protection. There are many problems that we face across the globe - concerning poverty, nutrition, water and sanitation, health, environment and conservation, economic development, gender equality, social inclusion. We believe that education lies at the heart of the solution to each of these. Education opens a gateway to improving all quality of life outcomes, poverty reduction and gender equality.
Our team is based in London and New York, with a growing network of engaged groups in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, India and many more in progress.
We are hugely grateful to the following organisations who are financially supporting the initial launch of A World at School:
A World at School is initiative from Theirworld, a UK charity originally founded as PiggyBankKids in 2002 by Sarah Brown to make a difference to the lives of some of the UK's most vulnerable babies, children and young people. 2013 saw Theirworld expand its horizons by launching A World at School to ensure that every single child has the opportunity to thrive and learn. Since its founding, A World at School helped to convene Malala Day at the United Nations (July 12th 2013), and is partnering with international children's and teachers' organisations and NGOs to better mobilise education campaigns around the world, and to ensure that the world's leaders - who can make the biggest difference - hear our voices together.
Theirworld will continue to support its other children's project including the Jennifer Brown Research Laboratory in the UK.