Every child has the right to an education – whatever their background, gender or ethnicity. Muslim Welfare Trust wish to see a world where all children enjoy this right.
Muslim Welfare Trust supports innovative programmes that give the most vulnerable children the chance to learn. We help communities and parents to ensure every child gets a quality education.
Various global indices including the Social Progress Index and the Human Development Index show that low educational attainment is most widespread in Sub-Saharan Africa, and South Asia. Sub-Saharan African countries often suffer from relatively unstable economies as well as conflicts and droughts which further worsen the educational crisis and poverty levels.
Some of this burden is shared with the private sector when it comes to providing accessible and quality services for water, electricity, transportation, energy etc. But in this respect, governments also bear the responsibility of building schools, providing teacher training and nationwide curriculums and tests to monitor progress.
An educated workforce is essential for stimulating long term economic growth and reducing poverty in Africa (or anywhere else). That’s why many organisations focus on developing countries where educational level is low but opportunities exist for high impact.