Education is key to so many things in life. It allows you to grow and to see beyond your own world. It creates opportunities and enables you to make the right choices for you and others around you.
Nonetheless education is often forgotten. The percentage of funding for global education has been going down for years and we need to stop this trend. Children in emergencies are at greater risk, with 75 million children worldwide currently out of school because conflict or natural disaster.
About one year ago the Education Cannot Wait Fund was launched to raise money for education in crisis situations. Among the G7 countries, only Germany, Japan and Italy haven’t directly contributed to the fund yet.
Education is a critical life-saving force in emergencies and our target is to raise $3.85B over five years with at least $383M needed for year two of the Fund. We must remind these leaders from the most powerful financial countries in the world, the Group of 7 (G7) to support education in emergencies so that children affected by crises can get back in school and start learning again. These children are the future necessary to rebuild their countries.
Sign our petition now to keep up the pressure on these governments to sign up and pledge their first, life-saving dollars, before the first year anniversary of the fund on 24 May 2017.