À On the occasion of the International Education Day (24 January), Aide et Action is launching an information and awareness campaign based on emojis. A universal "language" to remind the world that 258 million children are still deprived of education. To save the future of entire generations, it is urgent to act!
The third International Education Day will have a particularly bitter taste this year. With 258 million children in the world deprived of education, or 1 in 6 children unable to read a simple sentence, even after several years in school, education was already in a serious crisis even before the advent of COVID-19.
The global pandemic has made the situation worse: more than 500 million children have been out of school for weeks; 4 million girls are likely to be forcibly married in the coming months; and, because of the inexorable rise in poverty, child labour is on the rise.
A universal language to alert the world
Faced with this catastrophic situation, Aide et Action has decided to launch an information and awareness campaign to alert the world to the urgency and gravity of the situation.
We decided to use a language that has become universal, understandable by everyone - and especially by people who cannot read - and everywhere. Emojis, to tell the story of those who are still, today, in the 21st century, the only ones who can read.ème The story of the 12 million girls who are married off before they turn 18 every year. The story of the 12 million girls who are married before they turn 18 every year, or the 152 million children who are forced to work each year. Emojis to alert, more globally, on the educational emergency and the situation of hundreds of millions of children today deprived of access to quality education in the world.
Acting, together and now, for the education of all
These stories, these human dramas, still too often ignored, must urgently come out of the shadows, be known and known by all and lead to a large-scale mobilisation for the cause of education. It is no longer possible to wait: the future of entire generations depends on it.
Share our message, relay our campaign on your social networks, together let's put pressure on policy makers to take urgent action for education. You can also make a €5 donation by texting EDUCATION to 92 220.