“Achieving Breakthroughs in Education for Children
A good quality education helps children reach their full potential; however, for millions of children and youth in low-income countries, it is beyond reach. Although more children around the world are going to school than ever before, many are not learning basic skills like reading once they get there.
The Global Education team works in five major areas, though the cross-cutting nature of the problems we solve also means that our teams often collaborate to find the best solutions for children in need. Our teams are:
- Early Child Care and Development: These programs are focused on the first three years of life, a period of tremendous growth in all areas of a child’s development. Our ECCD interventions with children ranging from infants to six year olds, enable parents or caregivers to promote brain development, health and well-being to help children prepare for school.
- Basic Education: Our Basic Education programs help school age children develop literacy and numeracy skills to help them succeed in the classroom and in their lives outside of school. Increased achievement in literacy and numeracy, using our proven approaches of Literacy Boost and Numeracy Boost, helps children engage more effectively throughout their school careers and in adulthood.
- School Health and Nutrition: The School Health and Nutrition team has a wide range of projects that help children and their families overcome the effects of chronic illnesses, including malaria, waterborne diseases that cause diarrhea and lead to malnutrition and anemia as well as improving oral and vision health, road safety and helping teach kids about nutrition.
- Education Research: Save the Children’s dedicated researchers, build the capacity of the organization and its members better understand what works for supporting all children’s learning and development.
- Learning and Wellbeing in Emergencies: As part of our work to reach school-age children not currently enrolled in educational programs, we have crafted our Learning and Wellbeing in Emergencies approach to work with children living in conflict-affected states, who are half of all out-of-school children in the world. This approach adapts our successful Literacy Boost interventions and adds specialized socio-emotional learning techniques to help children suffering from the stress of displacement and violence reengage in education and start to recover and resume some normalcy in their lives.”