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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17 Oct 2018 description
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Billy Briggs

Early learning classes at the homes of Sudanese youngsters are being provided by refugees trained as teachers.

Refugees in Chad are being trained as teachers to provide home learning to thousands of young children living in camps.

The eastern part of Chad hosts around 320,000 refugees from the Darfur region of Sudan, who fled their communities in 2003 due to the war that killed over 300,000 people.

Almost 15 years later, Darfur’s conflict has prevented thousands of families from returning.

15 Oct 2018 description
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The victims were buried in debris and mud when a classroom wall collapsed at a village primary school.

Seventeen students have been rescued after a flash flood swept through their primary school in Indonesia - but 12 others were found dead.

Search and rescue teams discovered the surviving children and two teachers were trapped under rubble or had been swept away by the waters.

All the victims were under 12 and attended the village school in Muara Saladi on North Sumatra. They died when a classroom wall collapsed.

10 Oct 2018 description
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Years of civil war and tension has meant about 75,000 children from the Karen people have missed out on education.

Mobile teachers are being trained in Southeast Myanmar to educate tens of thousands of children from the ethnic minority Karen people who have been out of school.

An estimated 75,000 children have missed years of schooling due to poverty and civil conflict - but a new project is trying to tackle the problem.

04 Oct 2018 description
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Billy Briggs, Education in emergencies writer

Aid agencies are trying to get children back into education and play groups quickly to help them cope with the devastation.

Efforts are underway to get children back to school in Indonesia after an earthquake and tsunami caused devastation and killed more than 1400 people.

At least 600,000 children have been affected and many are sleeping on the streets among ruins, said the charity Save the Children.

01 Oct 2018 description
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The future of 526,000 children educated at schools run by a crisis-hit UN agency is looking more secure after countries stepped in with another $122 million.

The future for 526,000 Palestinian students looks brighter today after the crisis-hit United Nations agency that educates them received a huge funding boost.

After the United States withdrew backing earlier this year, UNRWA faced a huge financial shortfall that meant its 711 schools were under threat.