First International Day of Educations

Today the international community celebrates the International Day of Education for the first time. It serves to point out what every human being would be entitled to according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Education. In Article 26, for example, the Declaration calls for free and compulsory education. The Convention on the Rights of the Child adopted in 1989 goes a little further. It demands that higher education be made accessible to all throughout the world.

A chance to free themselves from poverty

Furthermore, education is also an essential component of the Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030 (SDG). It gives children the opportunity to free themselves from poverty and work towards a more promising future. However, around 265 million children and young people in the world have no chance of attending school or completing it completely. They are prevented from doing so by poverty, discrimination, armed conflict, emergencies and the effects of climate change. Make a difference now and support organisations such as Horyzon that are working to ensure that children and young people can get an education and have a new perspective.

Show also that the education of young people is important to you and support for example our project "Paza La Paz" in Colombia on Global Giving:

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