Better Education

End Child Poverty recognizes the crucial role of education in breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering children. We believe that education not only provides knowledge but also equips children with the tools to exercise their rights, improve their well-being, and contribute to society. By aligning with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we actively promote innovative initiatives to ensure access to education for at-risk children. Our advocacy efforts focus on advocating for quality, universal basic education for all children, with a particular emphasis on those in vulnerable situations such as conflict-affected areas, children living as refugees, as orphans and on the streets.

For the vast majority of children at risk, helping them access and stay in school is both a practical and strategic need. Our End Child Poverty education programme aims to ensure that children affected by poverty receive modest scholarships to ensure that each child attains quality basic education. We mobilize faith communities to uphold the rights of children, through supporting advocacy for children’s right to quality education. In addition, we seek that faith actors benefit from the knowledge we gather, document and share, on relevant good practices related to securing quality education for all children.  

How We Work

To promote this universal children’s right to education, End Child Poverty mobilizes communities towards the provision of scholarships, including through payment of tuition or school fees for children; supporting teachers and volunteers to provide quality education, including supplementing teachers’ allowances or salaries; and provision of school supplies such as books, school uniform and nutritious meals for children, through a school-based meals programme.

 Our Impact

Over the years we have partnered with numerous organizations in providing much needed monetary, material, psychosocial, infrastructural and other support to enable access, retention and learning for children in various countries.

Get Involved

Support our Partners

Consider supporting children’s education in your community or in various communities across the world. End Child Poverty works with amazing partners at grassroots and national levels in over 40 countries. Our partners include faith-based institutions, community-based organisations, and members of our Arigatou International Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC). Many of our partner organizations support children’s education in impactful ways. Talk to us about reaching and supporting an End Child Poverty partner near you. Contact Us today

Join our Fund

Every scholarship we give, goes towards ensuring children most affected by poverty, can access basic quality education. You too can join us in changing lives, one child at a time, by sponsoring their education needs. We welcome you to give to our Better Education Fund and make a difference together with us. Donate Now.


Volunteer your time, knowledge, skills and expertise, to teach children affected by poverty in your local community and other communities in need. Find out which schools in your area, both informal and formal schools, may benefit from your volunteerism. Also consider joining our online volunteer team, as we develop relevant learning resources and teach children about sustainable development. Volunteer With Us.

Tell your story

Share your story and let us know how you or your community is providing education solutions to help children affected by poverty. Invite children and other young people in your community to share their story too, on how education helps to reduce child poverty, and they actions that can be taken to realise this. Share Your Story

Knowledge Center

Visit our End Child Poverty Knowledge Centre for more resources on education and ending child poverty. We also welcome you to contribute knowledge resources such as research papers, reports, policy briefs, impact stories and other such content relevant to education and ending child poverty. Visit the Knowledge Centre

Stay Connected

Be part of the #EndChildPoverty conversation and connect with us on FacebookTwitter Instagram and YouTube. Sign up to our End Child Poverty online community and get the most relevant stories, updates and news, on education and other important concerns. Subscribe to receive news and updates.


Consider giving a money donation or other necessary resources to an organization or community of choice, which is providing quality education to children affected by poverty. This could be your local faith institution, a children’s home, a refugee host-centre, an informal school or a formal school, or other such children’s welfare institution. These resources may include food stuff, clothing, shoes, books, learning material, medical kits – towards helping children affected by poverty and their families. Remember to ask the children, family, school or community what they require, before giving.

Featured Story

David has been a beneficiary of the End Child Poverty scholarship programme since he was in primary school. He has since studied and completed his secondary school studies a year ago, awaiting to join tertiary studies.

David recalls when one time when he was about to be sent home for school fees arrears. Being a student who loved his studies, David was distressed not only by the thought of missing classes, but also just thinking about the trouble of travelling all the way from Thika (Central Kenya) to Siaya (Western Kenya) coupled with the challenges of visual impairment.

Just when students were about to be sent home for school fees arrears, David was called by his class teacher who informed him of a bank deposit cheque from Arigatou International – End Child Poverty, through which his school fees had been paid.

David’s dream career is to become a lecturer of linguistics and history. He also wants to give back to his community by sponsoring vulnerable children acquire quality education and achieve their dreams.

"I hate poverty because in brings disunity in the community. I would like to study and become a lecturer and help children in poverty in my community"

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