Free, universal, quality education is essential for the world to advance

More than 124 million children worldwide are not receiving continuous, high-quality education. Also, 58 million children aged 6 to 11 are not in school.

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The work of ALBOAN

At ALBOAN, we believe that free, universal, quality education is essential for progress in creating a fairer, more egalitarian world. That is why we work to make quality education accessible to a greater number of children. Some examples of this work are:


In Africa

In countries including DR Congo, Chad and Madagascar, we support the work of the Jesuit Refugee Service (Great Lakes) in education management in refugee camps and the work of Fe y Alegría in impoverished rural areas and marginalised urban areas:

  • Setting up new schools and sourcing teaching materials.
  • Training and hiring teachers.
  • Supporting the formation of parents' associations, to involve families in the education process.
  • Supporting teenage victims of violence.

In Asia

In India we support the "Education for all" campaign, that works to facilitate access to quality education for the impoverished populations of rural areas in the state of Gujarat. They are primarily the Adivasi (indigenous) population and the Dalit (low caste) population, who are condemned to being slaves for the higher castes.

The campaign supports a wide network of education centres and boarding schools in Gujarat (India), which provide thousands of boys and girls, Adivasis and Dalits, with access to a right which they have historically been denied and, consequently, a future in which their dignity is recognised. More than twenty thousand children study in schools supported by ALBOAN.


In Latin America

We support the work carried out by Fe y Alegría in public education and social advocacy in rural areas and marginalised urban areas in Latin America. We support:

  • Teacher training
  • Complementary programmes for children, teenagers, young people and adults to learn skills they can apply in everyday life and which enable them to handle processes of change and development in their personal, family and community lives.
  • The development of a solid and sustainable education project that contributes to improving living conditions.
  • Financing the structural costs of many education centres.
  • Education work to train leaders and promote their initiatives, thereby fostering social and economic change in their communities.