Theirworld is an innovative charity which helps children to fulfil their potential.
Through research, pilot projects and campaigning, Theirworld is at the forefront of testing and shaping new ideas to help give children in the United Kingdom and around the world the best possible start in life.
We are an international campaign with a diverse team from several countries. We have offices in London, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC.
Launched in 2013, we are now a movement of hundreds of thousands of people from more than 250 civil society, teacher, faiths, youth, business, international and non-governmental organisations. We have 500 Global Youth Ambassadors campaigning in 85 countries across the globe.
The first years of life are the most critical for a child’s development, laying the foundation for years to come. During these important five years, babies and toddlers need nurturing care — which includes health care, good nutrition, protection, and opportunities for play and early learning — for their bodies and minds to grow strong. Physical harm, abuse, or deprivation during these critical years can leave long-lasting impacts not only on a child’s health, but also on his or her ability to grow, learn, and succeed.
Students from several countries - many of whom are barred from the state system - get free lessons from 3-6pm in the classrooms of a pioneering private school in Johannesburg
"These children can't go to real schools... kids have been beaten up, assaulted, deprived of food," said college head Colin Northmore of the plight of young migrants in South Africa.
So each day when lessons end at his pioneering Sacred Heart school in Johannesburg, migrant children fill up the empty classrooms - and are taught by migrant teachers.
More than 300 schools in Afghanistan have been destroyed in the past two months - mainly by the Taliban as they wage war on education.
The latest attack was three days ago when armed men burst into a girls' school in northern Jawzjan province at night and beat up security guards.
They then burned down the school, which has about 500 students.
"The armed men entered the school at around 10pm, beat the guards and set chairs, books and classes ablaze," the provincial governor's spokesman Reza Ghafoori told the AFP news agency.
A battle is raging to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul. In the midst of the unfolding action are more than 500,000 children and their families.
As the fighting continued yesterday between Islamic State (ISIL) militants and a coalition of forces, world leaders met in Paris to discuss what happens in the aftermath.
The children's charity Theirworld sent a message to them that when the city is retaken, getting children back into education is vital for Mosul to emerge from two years of terrorist control.
“Right now, the biggest effort is trying to help teachers and people who run youth programmes to better understand the issues that they are going to be facing,” said Dr Kathryn Adams, speaking from the city of Gonaïves in Haiti.
She is executive director of Lidè, a foundation she set up with American writer Holiday Reinhorn and actor Rainn Wilson after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti that killed up to 200,000 people.