Global Goal Four: Quality Education

20th September 2019

Child poses smiling for the camera

This Global Goal seeks to ensure exclusive and equitable education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. 

“I love to come to school, I want to be wise” ~ Gladys, Aged 8

All children have the right to receive a quality education.  In Malawi, a lack of infrastructure, teachers, and learning materials, means 34% of children do not finish primary school.

Meet Gladys who lives with her family in Phalombe in southern Malawi.  She is 8 years old and is one of 108 pupils in her class.

A project at Gladys’ school has used technology to improve students’ numeracy and literacy through specially designed apps on a tablet. In addition to this, Gladys has been supported to stay in school and enjoy learning.

With your support, Comic Relief and UK aid have jointly-funded projects that have supported over 410,000 children like Gladys across Africa to access education since 2009.