Why Our Work Matters
PILAglobal’s work addresses a global unmet need:
early childhood education for the world’s most vulnerable children
Did you know?
The early years are a critical time when most brain development occurs, yet millions of children are not getting the educational opportunities they need and deserve.
90% of brain development happens between the ages of 0-5 years old
A critical development period that sets the foundation for future learning and growth
Less than 3% of all humanitarian aid goes to education
Virtually none of these funds go towards early childhood education
3.7 million refugee children are out of school
The UNHCR estimates that nearly half of the world's 7 million children do not have access to education
By the end of 2021 there were 36 million displaced children globally.
The worldwide refugee population has more than doubled over the last decade
Education impacts both individuals and societies
Research shows that high quality early childhood education is one of the best investments a society can make, not just for the individual child, but for the meaningful long-term, socio-economic impact it has on the entire community.
Education changes lives
For millions of refugee and displaced children, education is not available. Without education, many of these children are bound to cycles of poverty and instability.
Education gives these children opportunities they are entitled to and deserve. Education empowers them with the knowledge and skills for promising futures. It keeps them safe and gives them purpose. It restores their dignity and hope.
hours of education provided to children
children and families enrolled
classroom across 3 continents
meals served annually at the Nest Congo
Mobile Nest serves 6 shelters, 4 days a week
participants in the parenting program
children provided with warm clothing, diapers, wipes
supporters committed to PILAglobal’s mission