• GOAL 4: Quality Education

    While there's been significant progress in leveling the educational playing field amongst girls and boys in many regions, there is a long way to go before quality education is offered to all on a global scale.

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Global Quality Education


“Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Major progress has been made towards increasing access to education at all levels and increasing enrollment rates in schools particularly for women and girls. Basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to make even greater strides for achieving universal education goals.”

– United Nations

The following facts can be found on the official website of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

It's time to face them.

These Are The Facts

57 Million Children

Enrollment in primary education in developing countries has reached 91 per cent, but 57 million children remain out of school.

1/2 of children

More than half of children that have not enrolled in school live in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Conflict Areas

An estimated 50 per cent of out-of-school children of primary school age live in conflict-affected areas.

617 Million Youth

617 million youth worldwide lack basic mathematics and literacy skills.



By 2030

This Sustainable Development Goal strives to ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education relevant to effective learning outcomes. It looks to ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary educations, including universities.

Stop Wishing. Start Doing.

Here's How To Help

01. Get in on giving!

Donate books and other school supplies to organizations that provide school supplies to students in need.

02. Sponsor a Child

Sponsor a child in a developing country to go to school! There are plenty of reputable organizations that, for a few dollars a month, can provide a child the means of quality education they otherwise would not be able to have.

03. Community Involvement

Check with your local school system to see how you can get involved in supporting what they do for the community children. Maybe they need volunteers for an event, or a host for a school drive. See how what you do impacts your community!

04. Pass It On

If you’ve been blessed with higher education, take opportunities to pass those skills on. Become involved in a child’s education. See if there is someone in need of tutoring or help with their homework. You can easily become an inspiration for further education in someone else’s life!

05. Make Learning Fun

Create fun opportunities for you and your family to learn. Switch a portion of your family’s TV time to educational shows, or opt to go to the aquarium or zoo instead of an amusement park. Find ways to make learning engaging!

06. Share New Skills

Don’t forget to pass on important skills not necessarily taught in school, such as agriculture, home economics, and technical skills. Seek to expose yourself and those around you to as much knowledge as possible, especially children. Encourage them to seek out new skills on their own and impress upon them the importance of these roles on the economy.

07. Support your local library

Libraries are a wellspring of knowledge and public service! In addition to books, they often provide free educational seminars or community events. See what resources are available within your own neighborhood!

08. Drive Awareness

Help people to understand the importance of education, and the devastating effects a lack of education can have on an individual’s future. Ask your friends and family for ideas on how to help save a child's future!



There are many ways to get involved to support quality education globally. By committing to do your part, you take the first step in making a world of difference.

We're in this together.


United Nations Children's Fund
Global Education First Initiative
United Nations Children's Fund

Photography Credits by Order on Page:

Education for All- A Fundamental Right – UN Photo by Milton Grant

Primary School is West Darfur Camp in Need of Repair – UN Photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran