billion children out of school due to COVID-19
children not meeting proficiency standards in maths or reading
million in Africa affected by food insecurity
illiterate population lives in sub-Saharan Africa
illiterate population lives in South Asia
million adults remain illiterate with two-thirds of them being women
The gender gap in education is staggering. 5.5 million more primary school-age girls were out of school than boys in 2018.
IIRR empowers rural people through an emphasis on access to education and training
IIRR’s Access program focuses on making education accessible for all, including girls and women, children, people with disabilities, and others.
Skills for Success
This program uses proven learning methods to train, upskill, and reskill rural people in order to empower them to increase their livelihoods.
Highlights of our work
In 2019, IIRR conducted 650 courses and workshops in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. From equipping 1,200 learners with literacy and numeracy skills in 9 cattle camps in South Sudan to 12,566 girls in Kenya continuing their education, IIRR has always empowered rural people with education.
workshops and courses across Africa, Asia and Latin America
learners in South Sudan equipped with literacy and numeracy skills
girls in Kenya supported in their education