Barriers to education

Photographer: Christian Lesske

As many as 243 million children and young people were out of school in 2014, according to the Global Education Monitoring Report

Children without parental care or at risk of losing it face several barriers to access quality education. Some of the most common reasons why children are excluded from education are:

Child poverty

Domestic violence



Child labour, abuse and exploitation


Learn how we work to overcome these barriers
  • Child-centred education

    We work with families, communities and partners to ensure that each child has access to education and training.

  • Focus on youth employability

    We work with disadvantaged young people to help them build their skills and capacities for a successful transition to independence.