A Grammy-nominated SOJA’s new music video tells the story how education transforms girls’ lives in Ethiopia

A compelling video on what data tell us about out-of-school children

A video about Out-of-school children in Bangladesh

A primary school teacher in the Central African Republic explains how education can provide ways “to make the violence disappear”

Sri Lanka is close to achieving education for all, though some children remain excluded. This video tells the story

A 12-year-old girl in Nigeria is fighting the odds and getting an education

Interactive Tools:

A visual tool for understanding out-of-school children

An interactive wheel to learn more about educational barriers that out-of-school children face around the globe

UNESCO Institute for Statistics eAtlas

The government of Turkey and UNICEF’s office for the Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States region’s website


OOSCI Brochure on how to join

Here are some word clouds that illustrate the prominent barriers to education in each region. Click on each to view the full version

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Infographics on education in West and Central Africa region and its countries:


Blogs and Articles:

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Geeta Rao Gupta writes about the challenges and necessity of educating the world’s most vulnerable children

OOSCI’s Mark Waltham says, “All in school is a goal that can be achieved”

Jo Bourne, UNICEF’s Chief of Education, explains why good data make all the difference

No progress in reducing out of school numbers, with some exceptions
by Albert Motivans of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Aaron Benavot of the EFA Global Monitoring Report

UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo shows support for out-of-school children in Benin

Grammy Award winning musician Angelique Kidjo urges African leaders to make sure girls attend school

A Human Interest Story: Why children stop learning in Bangladesh