Three actions that can help end the global education crisis

Based on our consultations with youth and education experts around the world, Theirworld wants government leaders and ministers to commit to action on:

  1. early childhood education – investing 10% of all education funding in this vital but underfunded sector
  2. Education for Refugees and Displaced Persons – by investing at least 6% to 10% of humanitarian aid in education
  3. Education funding – launching the International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd) as part of a new global finance plan to achieve education for all

Their world will campaign at the summit, which takes place during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. We will help ensure that the voice of young people is heard loud and clear, with some of our Global Youth Ambassadors (GYA) present and a special youth statement created for the event by our GYAs and signed by more than 2,000 of them in more than 100 countries. The three-day summit includes a special youth day.

Mathilde Boulogne, a 19-year-old French GYA, summed up the mood by saying: “I would say to education ministers, ‘Don’t come to this summit if you’re not prepared to deliver what you promised. Don’t go home and stop thinking about it. Listen to young people and remember what you promised”.

Theirworld knows that a huge mobilization of political will, innovation and resources will be needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of inclusive, quality education for every child and young person by 2030.

This is why we share our three demands during the consultations before and during the transformation of the education system. Here is an overview of our calls to action.