Education

The Power and Promise of Education

To learn about the Right to Learn report view the executive summary or the full report

To learn more about this report, view the executive summary or the full report.

Education is the road that children follow to reach their full potential in life.

Yet many children in need around the world do not get a quality education where they can learn and develop. To advance learning, Save the Children supports education programs for children in the classroom and at home.

  • We train teachers to engage their students through more effective teaching practices.
  • We coach parents and caregivers to help their children learn early on, so they are prepared to enter school.
  • We offer ways for parents and community volunteers to get kids reading and doing math outside of school hours.
  • We introduce children to the power of artistic expression — drawing, painting, music, drama, dance and more — to help them heal, learn and do better in school.
  • We make sure that children don't stop learning during a crisis, and we help to keep kids healthy so they don't fall behind or drop out.

In 2013, 77% of our early education programs around the world met young children's cognitive (thinking skills), linguistic (language skills), physical and psychosocial (emotional and social) needs. We also reached 38,000 American children with early education and 150,000 children with literacy programs.

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Last Updated July 2014

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