For so many children like Raouf, access to quality education is no longer a reality. With his school and neighborhood destroyed by bombs, Raouf’s family fled for Jordan. For a long time when he arrived at the Za’atari Refugee Camp, fear paralyzed Raouf from wanting to return to school. Now, thankfully, through trauma healing and simple learning activities, Raouf is comfortable enough to be back in the classroom.
Right now around 75 million children have had their education disrupted by emergencies or natural disasters and are missing out on their education, receiving poor quality schooling or at risk of dropping out of school altogether. But last year only 2% of humanitarian aid was spent on education. $8.5 billion is needed to ensure that children like Raouf get the quality education they deserve. Call on world leaders to prioritize education in emergencies funding for children. Because education cannot wait.
Sign the petition and Tweet at foreign ministers from Germany, Finland, and Kuwait, asking them to support the Education Cannot Wait fund.