Safe Schools Fund


The Safe Schools Initiative was launched at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Nigeria, by a coalition of Nigerian business leaders, working with the  UN Special Envoy for Education Gordon Brown, the Global Business Coalition for Education and A World at School.  It was set up in response to the growing number of attacks on the right to education, including the kidnapping of more than 200 girls last month in northern Nigeria.  Launched with an initial $10 million, the Government of Nigeria agreed to match this funding with an additional $10 million in a meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown.

Since the announcement yesterday, we have had a huge interest in supporting the Initiative.  GBC-Education has started a Safe Schools Fund to support programs for the physical protection of schools, community safe-school activities, parent and teacher safety groups,  and additional measures and advocacy to protect education from attack.

How to Get Involved


As an individual, you can donate here:


As a company, please contact Kevin Kalra ([email protected]) to sponsor the Safe Schools Fund.


You can also take action by signing a petition to show your support for creating safe schools in Nigeria.  The petition will be delivered to President Jonathan.


Theirworld is the global name for the charity set up in 2002 by Sarah Brown with the aim of helping the worlds most disadvantaged children realise their full potential through initiatives in health and education.  The Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education) is a 501(c)3 registered non profit organisation and initiative of Theirworld.  GBC-Education brings the business community together to accelerate progress in delivering quality education for all of the world’s children and youth.  A World at School is a global initiative to mobilize efforts to deliver education and learning to the 57 million children who miss out. It is operated by Theirworld.