Every year on November 20th the world celebrates Universal Children’s day. The day was established by the United Nations in 1954. This year Unicef have invited children from all over the globe to voice their support through media for all their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted.
Children all over the world are still being deprived of an education.
On World Children’s Day, let’s take a look at the work that Suas do to help Children both, at home in Ireland and all over the globe gain an education.
The belief that education is the most important tool for creating positive social change is at the very heart of everything we do in Suas. When children are educated they live longer, healthier lives, have access to employment opportunities, and are able to participate in decisions that affect their communities. Ultimately, it gives them power.
Unfortunately, for millions of children who need this power the most, there are huge barriers to them accessing quality education. That’s why we support the work of our incredible partners in India, Kenya & Zambia, as well as our own Fast Forward programme, to ensure that children have safe, well-equipped places to go to school, in classrooms run by properly trained teachers.
Suas Ireland work with children who have literacy problems. To date they have helped over 3,300 children in disadvantaged schools improve their literacy skills. With your help this number can grow even higher.
if you would like to volunteer with Suas, either in Ireland or abroad, head to https://www.suas.ie/
By lighting the fire of education in these children’s lives, together we can give them the tools they need to realise their full potential.