The Education Equity Global Program seeks to harness the potential of young people most at risk of being left behind by enabling equitable access to quality education and learning.
Inequality and disadvantage lie at the heart of the global education challenge. Despite global progress in access to education in recent years, more than a quarter of a billion children remain out of school today. Hundreds of millions more are not learning when they are in school.
Quality education and learning is the pathway to building the skills and knowledge people need to seize opportunities to enhance their lives an their contribution to communities and societies. This means more children participate in education, are enabled to stay and thrive in school longer to gain a higher level of qualification and skills, and can success and prosper throughout their lives.
Our approach incorporates:
- Identifying new and more effective ways to improve learning outcomes for the most underrepresented and at risk young people and bring evidence to the forefront of decision-making.
- Supporting innovations that show promise and have the greatest potential to be scaled and replicated to increase equality, participation and attainment.
- Driving more effective performance in education systems to enhance outcomes and impact including return on effort, investment and resources.
- Empowering though leaders and advocating for policy decisions based on what works around the world.
Our Education Equity program is aligned to six United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
Community participation helping children reach their potential
More than 80 per cent of a child’s learning takes place outside of the classroom, this makes the community’s role a child's development and education critically important. We support and build the capacity of local communities by working directly with community leaders, businesses, education-based social enterprises, community organizations, parents and teachers.
A Second Chance through Education
There are over 500 million illiterate women in the world. UN Women and BHP Foundation, through a three-year partnership will empower marginalized women through a second chance at education. The project will aim to enhance educational and learning pathways available to women and young women ensuring no one is left behind.