Every child has a right to education. Yet millions of children worldwide are denied their right and are excluded from quality education. Children without parental care or at risk of losing it are particularly vulnerable to missing out on education and training.
Education is a fundamental and enabling human right. It is also a family affair. Children’s readiness to learn and their ability to reach their full potential are fostered by secure attachments in a caring family environment.
One-in-ten of the world’s 2.2 billion children have lost, or risk losing, the care of their ‘first teachers’ – their parents.
Such children and young people are often deprived of a stable, nurturing and stimulating environment necessary for their development in early childhood. They are also disproportionately excluded from the formal education system and left unprepared to enter the labor market as young adults.