Group of children in school uniforms looking out a window, smiling.

You have the right to go to school. Compulsory school should be free for all.

Almost 9 out of 10 children in the world go to primary school and more children than ever before start school today. But many are forced to quit before they can finish their education. About 7 out of 10 children in the poorest countries do not finish high school, and 8 out of 10 do not finish high school. Of those who do not go to school, more than half are girls.

Samuel and Adelia learn to read and write in Braille, a special language for those who are blind or have a visual impairment. Learn how Samuel was abandoned but later got some of his eye sight back!
Related stories

Långgatan 13, 647 30, Mariefred, Sweden
Phone: +46-159-129 00 •

© 2020 World’s Children’s Prize Foundation. All rights reserved. WORLD'S CHILDREN'S PRIZE®, the Foundation's logo, WORLD'S CHILDREN'S PRIZE FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD®, WORLD'S CHILDREN'S PARLIAMENT®, WORLD'S CHILDREN'S OMBUDSMAN®, WORLD'S CHILDREN'S PRESS CONFERENCE® and YOU ME EQUAL RIGHTS are service marks of the Foundation.