A girl from Malawi in a school uniform with a notebook on her lap listening to the class, with lots of classmates behind her


No child should be denied an education. Every child deserves to learn.

Breaking down barriers to learning

All children deserve a good education. But 1 in 3 children globally don’t even receive a quality primary education, and the consequences are far-reaching. Children who aren’t in school are at greater risk of exploitation, child marriage, and lower earning potential. For those who are in school, issues like poorly trained teachers, large class sizes and lack of learning materials mean that too many young people still cannot read or write.

World Vision addresses barriers to education and works with communities and local governments to improve access and quality of the education children receive – making sure girls and children with disabilities are included. We focus on early years, primary and secondary education as well as helping families to support children’s learning.

Education allows children to realise their full abilities, reach their highest... attainment and grow up with dignity, confidence and self-esteem.

Kerin Ord

Education Global Sector Lead

Access to quality education

For over 70 years, we've focused on giving girls and boys quality education and to learn, grow and thrive. 

Sponsor a child today, improve their life forever

Help a child get an education that will allow them to experience the fullness of life.

Together, with your help, we can:

We support children to get a good education, even in the midst of the most challenging circumstances like COVID-19. Thanks to parents, volunteers and staff, children in Malawi are still getting an education despite coronavirus.

Discover more about our work

Learn more about our education programmes, including case studies, in our Impact Reports, or learn about the positive impact our child protection work has in keeping children in school, instead of being forced into labour or child marriage.