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Every child deserves an education

Education is a direct route out of poverty. But there are millions of children across the world who will never set foot in a classroom.

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Blessing a girl with down syndrome walks to school in Ghana

We will not succeed until every child with disabilities is in school

Children with disabilities in Northern Ghana are often neglected. The community isn’t sure how to best support them, meaning many get left out of school or mistreated. 

I want to go back to school

Racheal wants to go to back to school. She dreams of becoming a nurse. However, her family’s poverty and the community’s reluctance to value girls’ education have forced her to drop out

My daughter can be someone

Blessing Asokiyine, from northern Ghana, has Down’s Syndrome, and struggled to feel included in school. But now she is getting a lot more out of her education. 

No one should live in poverty and be denied choice and opportunity.

Our extraordinary volunteers live and work side by side with some of the poorest people to improve lives.

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136,000

were trained in 2015 to pass on the skills to get people out of poverty

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542

partners at every level of society, from government to community groups to teachers.

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2,650

volunteers in 2015 from around the world, aged 18 to 80

Where we work