#WriteTheWrong With Theirworld
People's Postcode Lottery players are helping charity Theirworld highlight the global education crisis
October 9th, 2018
International children's charity Theirworld are dedicated to breaking down the barriers that stop children from getting the best possible start in life.
Players of People's Postcode Lottery have already raised over £2.3 Million for the charity.
This support is helping Theirworld change children's lives around the world, providing them with better educational and learning opportunities.
As part of their international work in this field, Theirworld has launched #WriteTheWrong – a campaign to bring the plight of 260 million children who are out of school to the world's attention.
Sarah Brown, President of Theirworld, said, "The facts are appalling: one child in every five is not in school and half of today's youth will not have skills to enter the workforce by the time we get to 2030. Children everywhere are being unfairly deprived of the right to an education, and taking away the future of an entire generation also affects the world's peace, prosperity, health and sustainability. Yet most of of us are unaware of the crisis or how readily this could change."
Many of the hundreds of millions of school-age children affected by the global education crisis are vulnerable to poverty, child labour, early marriage and discrimination.
At the centre of the international charity's impactful campaign is an animated film. Narrated by actor and child rights campaigner Gwendoline Christie, of Game of Thrones fame, it depicts the mass scale of the global education crisis and the realities faced by the one-in-five children without access to education.
Laura Chow, Head of Charities at People's Postcode Lottery, added, "This campaign provides a powerful reminder of the scale of the global education crisis. Here in Britain, universal access to education is something which we may take for granted. But, around the world, 260 million children don't have the opportunity to go to school. Support from the players of People's Postcode Lottery is helping Theirworld to highlight this crisis and secure action from political leaders. The challenge is huge but, by working together, we can give millions of young people the chance of a better future."Return to news archive