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For Millions, Poverty Keeps Education Out of Reach

For 264 million children and adolescents around the world, education is only a dream. In certain regions, children from poorer households are 4X more likely to be out of school than those in wealthier households.

Poverty and conflict keep education out of reach—families need their children to help bring income or work, and so school is not a priority. Yet, it is precisely access to education that is one of the surest routes OUT of poverty, according to the United Nation’s International Institute for Educational Planning.


    • Helps boost weak economies
    • Protects children from being coerced into becoming child soldiers
    • Promotes social cohesion, nation-building, and respect for rights and nonviolence
    • Prevents environmental degradation
    • Results in better family health and reduced rates of child malnutrition and mortality
    • Gives women access to better work opportunities
    • Promotes an equal society and challenges patterns of gender discrimination, oppression and violence.

Islamic Relief’s Dedication to Education

Islamic Relief makes education a priority among its long-term and development-based efforts. Projects are aimed at both adults and children and include building and equipping schools, offering literacy classes and training teachers. Many of the education projects focus on impoverished women and young girls, helping them break free from poverty and ensuring stability for generations to come.

Here’s just a sampling of our recent education efforts:

  • Establishing education access and safe learning for 1,840 Syrian refugee children and impoverished Jordanian children in Al Mafraq, Jordan
  • Rehabilitating and improving education and hygiene facilities in Alhafir, Sudan
  • Increasing access to primary education for vulnerable children, including orphans and girls, in Balk and Kandahar in Afghanistan

Our education reach, 2017-2019

21,000+ PEOPLE
IRUSA helps millions across the world

We Need YOUR Help

As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of better education access a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.

$1,000 can help set the foundation for a new school

$250 can help build bathroom facilities so that female students aren’t forced to stay home

$25 can provide essential supplies like book bags and notebooks

Please donate now and help break the chains of poverty by opening up access to quality education.

PLEASE NOTE: Donations made to IRUSA’s Education fund may serve urgent or long-term education programs in the United States or across the world.
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