Children in the classroom

Whether living alone on the streets or with a parent who earns just enough to pay for food and little else, it’s children who suffer most from living in extreme poverty.

As well as struggling for food and shelter, poverty robs children of opportunities to break the cycle. The greatest of these is education. Your money helps us provide it.

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Young girl in school uniform

Education as a right

Comic Relief believes that every child has a right to a quality education. Much of our funding focuses on helping disadvantaged children and young people to access, stay in and learn in quality preschool, primary and secondary education.