Supporting the education of children in emergencies and improving educational outcomes for children in the UK.
Every child has the right to an education, to give them a future and to allow them and their community to thrive. Giving children an education can help to transform countries by boosting economic growth, reducing poverty and contributing to the building of a peaceful society. Unicef works all over the world to bring quality, often transformative, education to all children who need it. Through our partnership with the People’s Postcode Lottery we can help to ensure children whose lives have been turned upside down by emergencies are able to access and benefit from a quality education. At the same time our partnership will help to transform whole schools in the UK through the Rights Respecting Schools Award into places where children feel safe, nurtured and in control of their futures.
Providing Education in the Ugandan Emergency context
Given the protracted nature of the South Sudan Crisis, refugee children face an extremely uncertain future. The uprooting from their homes and the challenge of settling down in a new environment leads to a stressful situation not only for children but also for the adults of the family. This has a damaging effect on children’s cognitive development, which has a lifelong impact. To address this, Unicef is providing developmentally appropriate care and support, starting from the early ages, to create stability in the short term and a hope for an otherwise uncertain future of these refugee children. With PPL’s support, we can reach more children and young people to keep them safe, provide them with an education and training to give them hope for their and their community’s future.