The world's children of today are inheriting complex global issues. They all deserve the tools to help facilitate real change and protect their world. Governments, civil society organizations and the private sector must work together to ensure developmental rights of all children. These rights include safety, proper nutrition, hope, and critically important, educational opportunities. Education can help eliminate poverty, conquer disease, and provide safety, shelter and nutrient supplementation. Across Borders provides a wide range of educational services to children of all ages, including: schools, shelters, orphanages, community centers, sponsorship programs, tutoring, support for families, counseling for those suffering from abuse or neglect, and more.
Did you know?
  • Globally, the number of primary school aged children is projected to reach 668 million by 2015
  • In Sub-Saharan Africa, the number of primary school aged children will grow by 37 percent by 2015
  • Rapid population growth places enormous burden on schools to continuously increase their capacity
  • Approximately 101 million children are out-of-school worldwide: 53 millions girls, 48 million boys
  • Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 47 percent of out-of-school kids: South Asia - 24 percent, East Asia - 13 percent, mostly in the Philippines
  • There are an estimated 774 million illiterate adults worldwide: 64 percent are women