The Adventist Church and ADRA believe that every child, everywhere, has the right to an education. Unfortunately, 262 million children around the world are currently denied this right. Please sign the petition, to join a global, Adventist-led movement to ensure that all children get to attend school, complete their education and have a brighter future.
A child who is out of school is more vulnerable to human traffickers and recruitment by militias,and at increased risk of early marriage, teen pregnancy, and child labor.
The call for every child, everywhere, to be in school is a recognition of the value and potential of each individual child. All children are children of God—precious in His sight—and deserve the opportunity to live a life of dignity and purpose, free from exploitation and the shackles of poverty.
The power of educating every child is profound. If all girls completed secondary education, there would be 49% fewer child deaths, 64% fewer early marriages, and 59% fewer young pregnancies, and they would earn up to 45% more than a woman with no education. Armed with an appreciation of the importance of education and the means to support her children through school, the cycle of poverty could be broken and all future generations could benefit from that education of just one girl.