There are 58 million children, between the ages of 6 and 11, out of school globally today. Each and every one of these children is a stark reminder of the broken promise to achieve universal primary education by the original deadline of 2015. Mercy Universal works with communities and local governments to improve access to and the quality of education children receive.
Education represents the hopes, dreams and aspirations of children, families, communities and nations around the world—the most reliable route out of poverty and a critical pathway towards healthier, more productive citizens and stronger societies.
Even now, 58 million children all over the world are denied the right to learn. Mercy Universal makes sure that poor children get a chance to learn. Over the years our projects have shown us that an educated child has a better chance to earn their living and to stay healthy.
Mercy Universal believes that education is basic human right for every child in the world. But in many parts of the world children, particularly girls, are denied access to this right. Nearly two-thirds of the 58 million children not attending school worldwide are girls.
We address the reasons why children are out of school and involve communities in identifying and overcoming barriers to learning. We work with individuals, governments and partner organisations to address all aspects of basic education.
Mercy Universal particularly focuses on improving education to access to girls, orphans and children from poor families. Millions of women and girls living in the developing world do not have access to this basic right. By removing the barriers to education we can help girls prepare for the future, training women to have the skills they need to build better lives for themselves, their families and communities.