Education Changes Everything

264 million

The number of children and youth around the world not attending school.


Estimated reduction in global poverty if all children completed secondary school.


Percentage of people older than 15 and living in extreme poverty who have no schooling or only some basic education.

773 million

The number of people around the world who cannot read, most of whom are women.

Children with disabilities, children in crisis, and girls, face the most hurdles to gaining an education and suffer the sharpest consequences when they miss out. Education for all can help safeguard against violence, abuse, and exploitation, and even reduce vulnerability to natural disasters. Child or adult, a person with an education has an opportunity to a  future that would not be possible without an education. A woman with an education has higher earning potential and healthier children, and the more education that a person gains, the more opportunities become available.

Did you know?

Life-changing education happens in and out of the classroom!

Here are some of the ways you’re helping remove the obstacles to learning:

  • Helping young people access primary, secondary, and tertiary education
  • Providing school supplies, uniforms, and other necessary resources
  • Teaching literacy and numeracy to adults
  • Providing technical and vocational education 

1, 160, 674 lives

In 2022, your generosity impacted 1,160,674 lives and supported more than 159 education projects around the world.

Please take a look at our Education Achievement Report below to learn more about ADRA’s work in the education sector. 

ADRA Global Education Report 2020
Education Achievement Report 2023


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