Non-governmental Organization based in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

With the number of out-of-school children on the rise, A World at School is magnifying the efforts of all organisations working to get all children into school and learning.

We are here to make education the number one priority.

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.

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31 Oct 2016 description
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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.

21 Oct 2016 description
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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.

12 Oct 2016 description
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“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.

11 Oct 2016 description
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Today is the International Day of the Girl. A day when girls, their role in the world and their amazing potential is celebrated.

But 370,000 Syrian refugee girls under 18 living in Turkey will not be celebrating today. Having fled with their families from the horror of war in their home country, they are out of school and at risk of child labour, exploitation and early forced marriage.

21 Sep 2016 description
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When a humanitarian emergency strikes, a quick response is key to ensuring children are still getting an education.

Children on the move after a natural disaster or during a conflict urgently need text books, school buildings and teachers. Internet access can help them get access to digital learning. And transportation can get them to school.

That's why an innovative emergency database has been launched today that will match the private sector to where their help is most needed in a crisis.