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People’s Postcode Lottery: Postcode Education Trust

Working with UNICEF to ensure every child learns

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UNICEF UK and People’s Postcode Lottery have been working together since 2017 to help create a world in which every child – from early childhood to adolescence – is learning and gaining the knowledge and skills they need for their futures.

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What we’re doing

Together, the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the Postcode Education Trust and UNICEF are fulfilling children’s right to an education even in the most challenging situations, such as the humanitarian emergencies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Funding for education in emergencies is the core focus of our partnership. Conflict, the impact of climate change and other emergencies spare no children. More countries are gripped by conflict today than at any time in the past thirty years. Many of these crises span entire childhoods.

When emergencies happen, education is often the first service suspended and the last restored during crises. In countries affected by emergencies, without access to education, children risk losing their futures.

Funding from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery allows UNICEF to provide uninterrupted education and  help children to develop skills to cope with the trauma of crisis, supplying learning spaces that are safe, child-friendly and equipped with water and sanitation facilities.



Where we work

Our partnership supports UNICEF’s programmes in East and Southern Africa. Over 15 million children are out of school in the Horn of Africa, with an additional 3.6 million at risk of dropping out due to the drought that is affecting the region.

Funding provided by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery allows UNICEF to:

  1. Provide digital learning opportunities to enable children to access quality education and develop essential life skills
  2. Deliver support to children whose education is affected by emergencies
  3. Build capacity for UNICEF coordination, learning and innovation,tostrengtheni the impact of our Education in Emergencies responses across the East and Southern Africa region.

100,000 children

to be reached through digital learning across Ethiopia, Zambia and Zimbabwe in 2023.

25,600 children

provided with age-specific, formal and non-formal education, including establishing temporary learning spaces in 2023.

Over £17.6 million

will have been awarded to UNICEF UK for our work for children by the end of 2023.

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