Goal 4: Quality Education

Education Is the Passport to the Future

Education reflects an investment that will pay dividends for a lifetime. Education gives people access to better and more frequent opportunities, helping to catalyze an improved quality of life. Strong education provides a reliable foundation, not just for individuals, but for the countries in which they live. Join Givv and help us achieve the UN’s goal for quality education through funding for schools, scholarships, teacher training.

What’s the Goal?

To ensure inclusive and quality education for all and to foster and promote lifelong learning.

Why Does it Matter?

Education underlies the successful continuing development of both people and nations, and it is the key to achieving many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Education provides the empowerment and essential knowledge resources necessary to build a stronger tomorrow.

Why Is Education Important?

A complete education is more than learning reading, writing, and arithmetic. Men, women, and children also need to understand how to live healthy lives, explore the history of their community, and develop more empathy for other cultures and individuals. A good education can break the poverty cycle, reduce inequality, and foster communication.

Can We Achieve This Goal?

Yes, we can. To achieve the goal of a quality education for all, we have to help fund and encourage our governments to help fund training for teachers, fund school buildings, and to provide scholarships for underprivileged students.

What Can We Do to Help?

Providing education for all is a community effort. We need to encourage politicians and governments to make education a priority and provide free schooling to all. We also must encourage corporations to fund scholarships and invest in educational tools and facilities. You can begin the process of helping to provide resources for global education by going to www.givv.io and downloading our app. There you will learn how you can use your idle computer to earn money to donate to the educational project or organization of your choice.

Goal 4 Facts & Figures

57 million

The number of primary school-age children who remain out of school in developing countries


The percent of primary school-age children who live in conflict-affected areas who remain out of school

617 million

The number of youth worldwide who lack basic math and literacy skills

Goal 4 Targets

  • By 2030, ensure that all children complete free, equitable, and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and Goal 4 effective learning outcomes.
  • By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy.
  • By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries.
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