Education Cannot Wait
Call on Ministers Penny Wong and Pat Conroy to support the right of every child to an education.
222 million children are missing out on an education because of armed conflicts, forced displacement, climate-induced disasters and protracted crises.
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises. They support and protect every child’s right to access an education.
This fund kickstarts its replenishment next month. Will you call on our government to make a contribution to the Education Cannot Wait fund?
Why must our government act now?
The Education Cannot Wait fund requires urgent additional contributions from all governments to reach the 222 million children left furthest behind in emergencies and protracted crises.
With ECW’s High-Level Financing Conference on the horizon, now is the time for Penny Wong and Pat Conroy to commit $24 million over three years to do our part to help ECW ensure these girls and boys can access safe, inclusive quality education.
Millions of girls and boys around the world await our collective action. From inside makeshift refugee settlements, damaged walls of classrooms and communities torn apart by war, these 222 million children are desperately holding on to the hope that education will allow them to realize their dreams.