Learning for Tomorrow
10M Children Helped to Get an Education
Attending school gives children the essential foundations they need to succeed in life. Yet, kids worldwide are missing out on this important chance. Find out how our partnership with UNICEF in 2015 helped 10 million children in Brazil, India and Vietnam get access to education in just one year!
We believe that every child deserves access to a quality education and the chance to experience the opportunities it brings. Children play a vital role in creating a bright future, which means we must equip them with the skills to help our planet. And what better place to start than in school?
A school day is more than just learning, reading and writing. It also gives children a safe environment where they can take risks, make their own decisions and learn from their mistakes. But millions of young people around the world are missing out. A staggering 58 million of the world's children do not attend primary school. And the 130 million children who do, do not learn the basic reading, writing, maths and social skills they need to progress.
The 'Learning for Tomorrow' initiative was OMO’s first step to unlock the potential of our younger generations. A donation from Persil and Unilever Global Partnerships contributed to UNICEF’s education programmes, providing access to quality learning opportunities for children in Brazil, India and Vietnam, in 2015.
A bright future has already begun
Below are some of the ways OMO has helped make a difference to children’s lives around the world.
Improving kids math skills in South Africa
In South Africa, the interactive, gamified learning experience OMO Fast Kids Maths is helping transform lives. Matapa is just one of many children, who have improved her grades dramatically and is now is on a path to a bright future. Watch her story:
The Fast Kids community continues to grow, with an average of between 100 and 150 new sign-ups every day. So far, over 184 000 kids have enhanced, not just their maths skills, but the quality of life for their families. Read the full story here.
Introducing bilingual teaching in Vietnam
Imagine having to attend a school that doesn’t speak your own language. This was the reality for girls like Ghenh Lô Thi in northern Vietnam. But thanks to the support of UNICEF and the Ministry of Education and Training, Ghenh Lô Thi’s school now teaches bilingually in the local mother tongue Mmong, as well as the country’s main language, Vietnamese.
Raising the bar on education in Brazil
When UNICEF saw the challenges faced by rural schools in the Amazon Basin, they worked with partners to set up EducAmazônia - a special programme to raise the quality of education in these areas, helping children and teachers get to school and get the most out of the school day. Thanks to the programme, teachers have now received better training and help with finding new resources to make lessons worthwhile.
Giving girls a head start at schools in India
UNICEF’s government-supported scheme gives children from minority communities in India the chance to attend school for free. For Naushiya, the programme meant she had the opportunity to enter an exciting science contest.
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