Global Education

Every last child deserves the opportunity to learn. Yet 263 million school-age children – one in six – are out of school, limiting their chances for a brighter future.

Thanks to you, Save the Children works every day to ensure all children have the best chance to learn, and learn early. We work in classrooms and other settings to help children develop the critical skills they need to succeed in school and life. We also equip youth with job training and life skills to set them up for success as they transition to adulthood. In 2017, we directly reached over 9.7 million children through our global education programs.

Save the Children is helping deliver the joy of new school supplies to children like this 7-year-old girl, who would otherwise go without in Egypt. Photo credit: Save the Children/Victoria Zegler 2017. Save the Children is helping deliver the joy of new school supplies to children like this 7-year-old girl, who would otherwise go without in Egypt. Photo credit: Save the Children/Victoria Zegler 2017. Save the Children is helping deliver the joy of new school supplies to children like this 7-year-old girl, who would otherwise go without in Egypt. Photo credit: Save the Children/Victoria Zegler 2017. Save the Children is helping deliver the joy of new school supplies to children like this 7-year-old girl, who would otherwise go without in Egypt. Photo credit: Save the Children/Victoria Zegler 2017.

Your Results: The Highlights








EARLY LEARNING SUCCESS

How do we know if early learning programs are working? Our Development and Early Learning Assessment (IDELA) tool measures impact, providing evidence on the development of children ages 3.5 to 6. We’ve helped implement this powerful tool in 55 countries, reaching as many early learners as possible. SEE DETAILS

BOOSTING LITERACY

Through Literacy Boost, we train teachers, parents and community members to support literacy, both in and out of the classroom. Evidence shows that participating students improve reading comprehension by an average of 30 percent, and they’re up to 40 percent more likely to progress to third grade. SEE DETAILS

BOOSTING NUMERACY

Over half the world’s school-age children lack basic numeracy skills in first grade. Through our new Numeracy Boost approach, we emphasize learning through interactive activities and games. We’re helping children, especially the most disadvantaged, improve math skills by an average of 25 percent. SEE DETAILS

EMPLOYING ETHIOPIA’S YOUTH

Through Building the Potential of Youth, we’re providing life, career and technical skills, plus opportunities, to help Ethiopia’s youth obtain meaningful employment. In 2017, we reached 18,000 youth – and we’re on track to reach our 2019 goal of building the economic self-sufficiency of 34,000 youth. SEE DETAILS






















 

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Your Results: The Details

EARLY LEARNING SUCCESS
The early years are critical in shaping children’s development, as well as their lifelong capacity for learning. But how do we know if programs intended to support young children are working? Save the Children’s International Development and Early Learning Assessment (IDELA) tool measures program impact, providing evidence on the development of children ages 3.5 to 6. Together with partners, we’ve implemented this powerful tool in 55 countries, making it available free of charge to reach as many early learners as possible.

BOOSTING LITERACY
Around the world, nearly 400 million school-age children can’t read or write. Literacy Boost is Save the Children’s proven response to this crisis. We help children learn by training teachers, parents and community members to support literacy, both in and out of the classroom. The success of Literacy Boost has made it one of our most widely implemented programs. We now provide Literacy Boost in 36 countries, with evidence showing that participating students improve reading comprehension by an average of 30 percent, and they’re up to 40 percent more likely to progress to third grade.

BOOSTING NUMERACY
Early exposure to math helps children achieve later success in school. Yet over half the world’s school-age children lack basic numeracy skills in first grade. The problem: too much reliance on memorization, repetition and workbooks. Through our new approach, Numeracy Boost, we emphasize learning through interactive activities and games, so students can understand and explain their reasoning. Because of you, we’re now providing the program in five countries, helping children, especially the most disadvantaged, improve number and operations skills by an average of 25 percent. And we’ll be expanding into three more countries in the next two years.

EMPLOYING ETHIOPIA’S YOUTH
Despite Ethiopia’s remarkable economic progress, one-third of its large youth population is unemployed or underemployed, limiting their life prospects. With support from USAID, we launched Building the Potential of Youth to provide life, career and technical skills, plus opportunities to help them obtain meaningful employment. In 2017, we reached 18,000 youth, with 8,000 now engaged in new or better employment – and we’re on track to reach our 2019 goal of building the economic self-sufficiency of 34,000 youth.

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