NGO brings visibility to millions of children out of school worldwide

26 September 2019

As estimated 260 million children are not receiving an education, and the crisis is hampering their access to vital life skills and the jobs market. Leaders at the non-profit, TheirWorld, have committed to closing the education gap.  

The organization is bringing visibility to the scale of the global education crisis through an immersive installation, the Infinity Classroom – a mirrored room which highlights the huge number of unfilled seats in schools across the world. 

Sited on the main UN Plaza in New York, the installation serves as the centerpiece of Theirworld’s latest campaign, #WriteTheWrong, aiming to gain the financial support and political momentum to help children achieve their full potential.  

NGO partners, founder Sarah Brown and President Justin van Fleet, spoke to UN News’s Natalie Hutchison, on stage in the SDG Media Zone, during the General Assembly’s high level week. 

Audio Credit:
Natalie Hutchison, UN News
Audio Duration:
12'15"

 

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