Giving Compass’ Take:
• Refugee children need to escape the violence of their countries, and when they do they are forfeiting their education. Save The Children documents the events that affect these children in their End of Childhood Index series.
• How can philanthropists help to support refugee education especially for young girls?
To escape violence, hunger and harm, refugee children leave everything behind. Too often, that means they lose their education as well. Refugee children urgently need access to safe places to learn, grow and play.
In our second annual End of Childhood Index, we take a hard look at the events that rob children of their childhoods and prevent them from reaching their full potential, including being out of school.
Refugee children are 5 times more likely to be out of school than non-refugee children. Girls living in countries affected by conflict are 2.5 times more likely to be out of school than boys. Without education, displaced children face bleak futures. Especially in times of crisis, education can offer a child stability, protection and the chance to gain critical knowledge and skills.
Failing to provide education for displaced children can be hugely damaging, not only for children but also for their families and societies, perpetuating cycles of poverty and conflict.
Read the full article about refugee children education at Save The Children
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