1,923,375 people have helped raise more than $5,160,961 for 249 projects

Education

Where does this issue fit into the Sustainable Development Goals?

Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning

Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals. For example, the world has achieved equality in primary education between girls and boys, but few countries have achieved that target at all levels of education.

Facts & Figures

  • Enrolment in primary education in developing countries has reached 91 per cent but 57 million children remain out of school
  • More than half of children that have not enrolled in school live in sub-Saharan Africa
  • An estimated 50 per cent of out-of-school children of primary school age live in conflict-affected areas
  • 103 million youth worldwide lack basic literacy skills, and more than 60 per cent of them are women

Find our more about this Sustainable Development Goal. 

The issues

Background info and projects we've funded to address these issues
- Poverty & hunger
- Water & Sanitation
- Health
- Education
- Energy
- Food Security
- Gender Equality
- Maternal Health
- Ensuring Environmental Sustainability

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Improve teacher training and education in Nepal Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal This project will focus on training teachers in the remote Solukhumbu district of Nepal with the goal to ensure that children have better opportunities in life through an inclusive, high quality education.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 20,002

Raised from 5,993 people


Create safer communities in Laos Lao PDR , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

Lao PDR The project aims to ensure that young adolescents, especially ethnic girls, build resilience and are better protected from harmful practices such as early marriage and early motherhood as they grow up in safer communities.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 20,001

Raised from 5,895 people


Build bright futures for young people in Laos Lao PDR , RUN BY: Friends International

Lao PDR This project will provide vocational training in hospitality to marginalized young people and link them with employment opportunities so that they can lift themselves out of poverty and build brighter futures.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

USD 10,000

Raised from 4,284 people


Support teacher training and education in Nepal Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal This project will focus on training teachers in the remote Solukhumbu district of Nepal with the goal of ensuring that children have better opportunities in life through an inclusive, high quality education.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 15,008

Raised from 4,529 people


Improve teacher training and education in Nepal Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal This project will focus on training teachers in the remote Solukhumbu district of Nepal, with the goal of ensuring children have better opportunities in life through an inclusive, high quality education.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 15,040

Raised from 4,442 people


Support Teacher Training and Quality Education in Nepal Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal This project will train teachers in the remote Solukhumbu district of Nepal with the goal to ensure that children have better opportunities in life through an inclusive, high quality education.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 30,003

Raised from 9,446 people


Close the digital divide for youth in Australia Australia , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

Australia This project will address the digital divide facing young people in disadvantaged communities in regional NSW. Locally-run Digital Excellence Hubs deliver digital training and support services to support educational and employment pathways.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 30,011

Raised from 8,582 people


Educate Girls in Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea , RUN BY: CARE Australia

Papua New Guinea This project will improve access to primary school education in the remote, disadvantaged communities and increase the enrolment and retention of girls in primary schools by training teachers, building classrooms ad providing literacy tools and learning materials.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 25,007

Raised from 7,305 people


Educate Disadvantaged Youth Communities in Australia Australia , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

Australia This project will work intensively with at-risk young people to increase their employability. The Youth Advisory Committee will support youth community projects and local youth advocacy.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 30,026

Raised from 9,008 people


Provide Teacher Training and Quality Education in Nepal Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal This project focuses on training teachers in the remote Solukhumbu district of Nepal, with the goal of ensuring that children have better opportunities in life through an inclusive, high-quality education.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 30,008

Raised from 9,801 people


Prepare Refugee Children for School in Australia Australia , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

Australia This project aims to support newly arrived humanitarian families and help them settle into their new life in Australia, with a focus on supporting multicultural playgroups for children from migrant backgrounds to prepare them for school.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 30,054

Raised from 9,988 people


Improve education in Nepal Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal This project supports vocational training for women and girls with a focus on income generation and supporting livelihoods in local communities. It empowers disadvantaged women to create their own businesses and manage their finances.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 30,006

Raised from 9,928 people


Provide Mobile Libraries for Children in Ethiopia Ethiopia , RUN BY: Plan Australia

Ethiopia This project will help improve the wellbeing and learning opportunities for marginalised children in the highlands of Ethiopia. The project focuses on child play and literacy as keys to development.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 20,001

Raised from 6,544 people


Teacher Training and Quality Education Program, Nepal Himalaya Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal This project is a part of an ongoing Teacher Training & Quality Education program, which operates in one of the poorest regions of rural Nepal, the Lower Solu Khumbu, and helps to ensure that all children have access to a primary education.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 25,005

Raised from 8,407 people


Youth Education and Empowerment in PNG Papua New Guinea , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

Papua New Guinea This project empowers adolescents from disadvantaged communities through education and sport, encouraging them to return to school and develop employment opportunities.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 40,064

Raised from 12,461 people


Improving Children's Education in Timor-Leste Timor-Leste , RUN BY: CARE Australia

Timor-Leste To deliver quality education resources for students and teachers in schools across Timor-Leste. This will in turn help to raise the people out of their current cycle of poverty.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 25,001

Raised from 8,059 people


Early Childhood Care for Floating Villages in Cambodia Cambodia , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

Cambodia To improve access to Early Childhood Care and Development services through community and home-based programs for children aged 0-5, with a focus on those from disadvantaged backgrounds within the targeted areas of Cambodia.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 40,006

Raised from 12,155 people


Rebuilding Schools, Nepal Earthquake Recovery Project Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal The second round of this project aims to continue repairing and rebuilding schools in the Lower Solukhumbu or Everest region after the two devastating earthquakes that hit Nepal on the 25th of April and the 12th of May 2015.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 40,002

Raised from 11,863 people


Youth Empowerment & Education in Colombia Colombia , RUN BY: Fundación Buen Punto

Colombia To educate and empower young leaders of a community surf school for vulnerable Afro Colombian youth in order to impact more youth, generate income for the local community and encourage tourism.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

USD 10,003

Raised from 3,741 people


Pre-schools for children in Vietnam Viet Nam , RUN BY: Plan Australia

Viet Nam The project will promote education for children aged 0-8 in ethnic minority communities by focusing on their early childhood care and development with community-based care, early stimulation and preparation for primary school.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 30,001

Raised from 8,716 people


Giving children a better start to life in Myanmar Myanmar , RUN BY: Plan Australia

Myanmar Children in remote rural areas of Myanmar face high levels of malnutrition and limited access to health and education services. Plan is working with communities to ensure poor and disadvantaged children are able to grow up healthy and access quality education services, giving them a better start to life.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 25,002

Raised from 8,692 people


Rebuilding Schools, Nepal Earthquake Recovery Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal This project aims to repair and rebuild schools in the Lower Solukhumbu or Everest region after the two devastating earthquakes that hit Nepal on the 25th April and the 12th May this year.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 40,008

Raised from 13,254 people


Youth Development in New Zealand New Zealand , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

New Zealand To help disadvantaged youth in New Zealand to build important skills, such as self-confidence, personal management and resilience, that can help them stay in education longer to gain qualifications, and assist them to engage and contribute positively with their communities.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 20,002

Raised from 7,237 people


Improving Education in the Kumaon Himalayas India , RUN BY: People's Environmental Awareness - Khati

India To continue delivering quality education to the children of Khati, Kumaon Himalaya, India via funding for a community teacher and new educational materials.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 2,802

Raised from 1,070 people


Youth Empowerment & Education, New Orleans United States , RUN BY: The Original Big 7 Cultural and Heritage

United States To provide at-risk children in New Orleans with activities that help build their self-esteem and stability, and gives them a creative outlet while sustaining the cultural legacy of the Mardi Gras Indians.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

USD 10,001

Raised from 4,953 people


Teacher Training and Quality Education Program, Nepal Himalaya Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal The Teacher Training and Quality Education program operates in one of the poorest regions of rural Nepal, the Lower Solu Khumbu, and helps to ensure that all children have access to a primary education.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 20,003

Raised from 7,600 people


Early Childhood Education, Myanmar Myanmar , RUN BY: CARE Australia

Myanmar To improve community-based early childhood education and health in 44 rural villages in Myanmar.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 25,000

Raised from 10,031 people


Youth Vocational Training & Empowerment, Cambodia Cambodia , RUN BY: Plan Australia

Cambodia This project provides vocational training and opportunities to disadvantaged youth in rural Cambodia.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 25,010

Raised from 10,310 people


Teacher Training & Quality Education Program, Nepal Himalaya Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal The Teacher Training and Quality Education program operates in one of the poorest regions of rural Nepal, the Lower Solu Khumbu, and helps to ensure that all children have access to a primary education.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 30,008

Raised from 19,357 people


Keeping girls in school, Uganda Uganda , RUN BY: Plan Australia

Uganda Supporting girls to attend school full time through effective and affordable menstrual hygiene management.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 20,002

Raised from 12,535 people


Teacher training & quality education, Himalaya Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal Teacher Training workshops that ensure the provision of child friendly education to primary schools in remote Lower Solu Khumb to increase attendance and retention to High school, and girls enrollment rates

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 25,003

Raised from 10,012 people


Classroom resources, Kumaon village schools India , RUN BY: People's Environmental Awareness - Khati

India Multi-faceted project to enhance the educational outcomes for children in the Khati/Jatoli locality of the Kumaon Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India. Including provision of classroom resources for school kids, introduction of computers/printer that will also be available for general community use.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 5,352

Raised from 2,166 people


Improving pre-school education, Vanuatu Vanuatu , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

Vanuatu The project will provide Kindergarten teachers in Vanuatu with a magazine as a professional development resource to help improve the quality of teaching and learning in Early Childhood Care and Education.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 28,001

Raised from 13,009 people


Improving kids' education, Himalaya Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal Ensure that all children in Nele and Sotang, some of the poorest regions of rural Nepal, have access to a quality primary education through Teacher Training and creation of child-centred teaching processes.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 30,001

Raised from 17,248 people


Pre-schools in rural communities, Ethiopia Ethiopia , RUN BY: Plan Australia

Ethiopia Give pre-school children in rural Ethiopian communities the best possible start in life through holistic support for their physical, social, emotional and cognitive development through creation and support of Early Childhood Care & Development centres.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 20,001

Raised from 9,103 people


Keeping children safe in schools, Vanuatu Vanuatu , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

Vanuatu Training teachers from Vanuatu to use non-violent discipline methods with their students and providing them with practical tools to better manage classrooms. The program will roll out in Shefa and Penama provinces, Vanuatu

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 34,876

Raised from 16,609 people


Educational Resources, Nepal Himalaya Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal An innovative grassroots program to break poverty cycle through education. Help to ensure a regular supply of the basics - pens, paper, writing books and textbooks (computers are unheard of) to the 11,900 children attending school in the impoverished Sotang district.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 22,002

Raised from 11,834 people


Quality Education Program, Himalaya Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal The Quality Education program in Nele and Sotang, some of the poorest regions of rural Nepal, will help to ensure that all children have access to primary education. This project builds on 4 years of grass roots educational support in the region.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 33,146

Raised from 14,700 people


Protecting children in Vanuatu Vanuatu , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

Vanuatu The project will train 150 teachers in 10 communities on child rights and protection to prevent violence against children in the Efate and Santo provinces of Vanuatu.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 28,017

Raised from 12,518 people


Teacher Training Program, Solu Khumbu Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal Training 380 school teachers in the Sotang region of Nepal to help improve the education of over 11,500 students in over 260 schools.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 31,060

Raised from 13,715 people


Amazon Community Schools Ecuador , RUN BY: Planeterra Foundation

Ecuador This project will improve the education facilities and learning environment for 68 children through the construction of a new classroom in Teniete Hugo Ortiz Community School and refurbishment of a roof in Felipe Moscoso Community School.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 5,001

Raised from 2,070 people


Indigenous youth health program, Kununurra Australia , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

Australia Informal mentoring and training activities for young Indigenous people aged 10-18 in Kununurra and surrounding communities that focuses on increasing young people’s motivation and ability to make positive life choices, through a range of activities in order to improve long-term health outcomes.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 32,764

Raised from 14,092 people


Teacher Training Program, Solu Khumbu Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal Training a group of 290 teachers that will help to improve the education of over 11,500 students in over 65 schools in the Khumbu region of Nepal in 2009/10.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 39,801

Raised from 17,022 people


Key Teacher Training Program (2009), Himalaya Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal Training a group of 40 key teachers to be teacher trainers to improve the education of more than 12,000 kids in over 130 schools in the Solu Khumbu Himalayan region of Nepal.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 20,541

Raised from 7,723 people


Pre-school teaching materials & equipment, Siem Reap Cambodia , RUN BY: Plan Australia

Cambodia Help equip and furnish two community pre-schools schools, build play equipment and develop culturally relevant teaching materials to improve education and create opportunities to break the poverty cycle.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 18,120

Raised from 4,200 people


Teacher livelihoods program, Siem Reap Cambodia , RUN BY: The PEPY Ride

Cambodia Teachers in rural government schools make below a living wage, leading them to have low rates of attendance. The Teacher Livelihoods program supplements monthly salaries with rice and food support in exchange for high attendance.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 6,910

Raised from 2,264 people


Build a primary school, Tial village Cambodia , RUN BY: Oxfam Australia

Cambodia Build a concrete-wooden school with 3 rooms and a teachers house to improve education for 90 families in this remote farming village, Stung Treng Province.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 42,734

Raised from 16,231 people


Teacher training and quality education program Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal Training about 190 Nepalis as teachers, greatly improving teaching and education standards, that in turn increase opportunities for more than 4,000 children about 70 schools, and also providing specific mentoring, education quality, and resource assistance to those schools.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 38,500

Raised from 12,715 people


Safe home program for girls, Rajbari (2009) Bangladesh , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

Bangladesh One year's safe accommodation, educational assistance and protection from abuse for girl children of sex workers.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 28,962

Raised from 9,801 people


2008 Key Teacher Training Program, Himalaya Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal Training a group of 45 Key teachers to be teacher trainers to improve and lengthening the education of more than 8,000 kids in 120 schools in the Solu Khumbu Himalayan Region.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 19,502

Raised from 7,661 people


Repair the Balang Village School, Siem Reap Cambodia , RUN BY: World Expeditions

Cambodia Repairs, painting and minor construction work to improve the learning environment for 90 students, plus a teacher's salary for one year.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

USD 4,127

Raised from 1,735 people


Build a Primary School, Pha Ao village Cambodia , RUN BY: Oxfam Australia

Cambodia Build a concrete-wooden school with 3 rooms and a teachers house to improve education for 102 families in this remote farming village, Stung Treng Province.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 24,127

Raised from 9,174 people


Repair the Jambha Village School, Rajasthan India , RUN BY: World Expeditions

India Repairs, painting and minor construction work to improve the learning environment for 175 students

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

USD 2,791

Raised from 1,173 people


Key Teacher Training Program, Himalaya Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal Training 30 Nepali “Key Teachers” to be teacher-trainers and mentors themselves to 300 teachers, to improve teaching and learning levels, improve retention rates and lengthen the education of more than 4,100 kids .

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 14,501

Raised from 5,510 people


Children’s Safe Home Program, Rajbari 2008 Bangladesh , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

Bangladesh Safe accommodation, educational assistance and protection from abuse for girl children of sex workers.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 28,961

Raised from 11,380 people


Indigenous Education program, Katherine Australia , RUN BY: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Australia Improve health outcomes by facilitating learning and literacy opportunities through music. The project will provide musical instruments/equipment for an after-hours music program for remote Indigenous youth.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 18,002

Raised from 7,022 people


School equipment, Xom Van Village Primary Viet Nam , RUN BY: World Expeditions

Viet Nam To purchase chairs, desks and books as well as technology equipment for the recently renovated village primary school in the Mai Chau district.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

USD 2,001

Raised from 880 people


Teacher Training Program (Phase 3), Himalaya Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal Training, refresher course, and supervising (throughout the year) of a group of approximately 300 teachers: to greatly improve teaching and learning levels and skills, improve retention rates, and lengthen the education of nearly 4,000 kids in about 70 schools.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 14,100

Raised from 5,419 people


Educational Supplies for Kumaon village schools, Himalaya India , RUN BY: People's Environmental Awareness - Khati

India To provide stationary and educational resources to approx.105 Class 1-5 children and teachers in the Kumaon Himalayan villages of Khati and Jatoli.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 503

Raised from 176 people


School Aid to Wat Thmei Orphange, Cambodia Cambodia , RUN BY: World Nomads

Cambodia Provide desks, chairs and educational materials to approximately 50 HIV affected orphans in the Wat Thmei Orphange, Siem Reap.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 500

Raised from 178 people


Provide two sign language interpreters for deaf students Fiji , RUN BY: Fiji Association of the Deaf

Fiji Provide two sign language interpreters to work full time at the Gospel School High School in Suva, to allow students to complete schooling.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 9,844

Raised from 3,784 people


Teacher Training Program, Himalaya Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal Training of a group of 160-180 teachers to greatly improve teaching and learning skills, boost retention rates, and expand the education of nearly 4,000 kids in 65 schools across the Solukhumbu Himalaya region, Nepal.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 13,805

Raised from 5,177 people


Repair the Kiwanje Ndege Primary School, Kenya Kenya , RUN BY: World Expeditions

Kenya Build desks, refurbish classrooms and install water tanks and guttering at Kiwanje Ndege Primary School in Kenya.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

USD 1,509

Raised from 679 people


Educational supplies for Infant School, The Gambia Gambia , RUN BY: Global Hands Charity

Gambia Provide box of educational books & stationery for 2-8 year olds in remote Primary School, Brikama Region, The Gambia

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 422

Raised from 152 people


Key Teacher Training Program, Himalaya Nepal , RUN BY: Australian Himalayan Foundation

Nepal Training of 20 key teachers a year to become teacher trainers/mentors to greatly improve teaching, learning levels and retention rates in primary schools, Solukhumbu Region, Nepal.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 9,120

Raised from 3,325 people


Repair a community primary school Bhutan , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

Bhutan Rehabilitate a primary school in the Wangdiphodrang District, Bhutan.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 20,010

Raised from 7,547 people