What is happening?Every child has the fundamental right to an education. Yet more than 32 million children across the world have never seen a teacher as a result of armed conflict.

In 2018 we supported 216,903 children to reclaim their right to learn.

Jeppe Schilder

Delivering quality education in resource-constrained settings
Educatieve spellen via Can't Wait To Learn in Soedan

Innovative education in Sudan

Photo: War Child

DR Congo Lusenda kinderen onderwijs vluchtelingenkamp

Burundian child refugees go back to school

Photo: Jeppe Schilder

Every child has the right to education

Article 28 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that every child has the right to a formal education - yet more than 32 million children across the world have never seen a teacher as a result of armed conflict.

Our education programmes are designed with the long-term goal of building children’s academic, social and emotional knowledge and skills to be able to participate fully in their societies and realise their full potential.

Can’t Wait to Learn uses technology to support children to learn in places where formal education is not available.

“The children are having fun and are highly motivated. Learning is a positive experience for them."
Kate Radford, project leader Can't Wait To Learn

The power of partnerships

In all the countries of operation we work together with the national ministry of education to ensure quality is upheld. We work in both formal and non-formal education settings and our programmes encompass activities such as catch-up education, basic numeracy and literacy, e-learning initiatives for out-of-school children and enhanced support for education professionals.