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

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.

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10 Jan 2018 description
report Theirworld

The start of the school year in Zambia has been postponed by a cholera outbreak that has killed 61 people and affected thousands.

Children, who were due to return to classrooms this week, will be staying at home until at least the end of January.

All public gatherings have been banned, street vending has been outlawed and nightclub hours reduced, officials said yesterday. The army has been patrolling the streets to ensure compliance with tightening restrictions.

05 Jan 2018 description
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With millions of under-fives living in war zones, safe spaces are needed to shield them from harm, fear and neglect.

Children always need protection – but never more so than during a conflict.

Some are orphaned, many abandoned, most are frightened and in distress. They may be displaced, hungry, cold and left to survive on their own – which means they are at risk of violence, exploitation, disease or recruitment by armed groups.

21 Dec 2017 description
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The education and development of so many children was disrupted this year by humanitarian emergencies - we look at some of the stories of despair and dreams.

One in four of the world’s school-age children - nearly 500 million - live in countries affected by humanitarian crises such as conflicts, natural disasters and disease outbreaks.

About 75 million children are either already missing out on their education, receiving poor quality schooling or at risk of dropping out of school altogether.

16 Dec 2017 description
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The money will help "hundreds or thousands" of victims to finish education, do vocational training, or have medical and psychological treatment.

International war crimes judges today awarded $10 million in landmark reparations to "hundreds or thousands" of former child soldiers conscripted into a Congolese militia and left brutalised by the horrific experience.

12 Dec 2017 description
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Classrooms have been closed for almost a month now since the area came under heavy bombardment - on top of a four-year siege

Abdurahman Salah has one burning ambition.

"I'd love to become a teacher to educate children at a school that is always open - and they all become teachers and well educated," said the 13-year-old.

Sadly, Abdurahman's school and many other others in Eastern Ghouta are closed - shut down by the continuing and intense violence that has hit the district just a few miles outside the Syrian capital Damascus.