More than 57 million children globally, the majority of them girls, are still denied their right to go to school. Poor teaching and facilities, or poverty, deny many others the opportunity to fulfil their potential.


In India, with the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education coming into effect on April 1, 2010, every child is guaranteed the fundamental right to eight years of quality education — one that helps them to acquire basic literacy and numeracy, enjoy learning without fear, and feel valued and included irrespective of where they came from. 

However 8 million children in India (IMRB 2009) are still out of school and hence much needs to be done in order to achieve quality education with equity for every girl and boy across India.

This year, M&S and UNICEF launched an exciting new international partnership to run across India and other M&S territories in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. M&S and UNICEF aim to raise $1million in total in a year for UNICEF’s vital work providing life-changing education for children across the world through fundraising activities.


There is a special fundraising activity over the course of 100 days that started on 12th August 2013 and will culminate with a day of celebration on the UN Universal Children’s Day on 20th November 2013.


UNICEF India Education Programme aims to increase enrolment, retention, achievement, and completion rates in elementary education, with a special emphasis on girls and children from socially disadvantaged groups. The programme focuses that states should have increased capacity to undertake planning and implementation of the national Right to Education Act through child-friendly schools and systems.


To make a donation to support the education of children, please fill the form on your right.






For any queries and clarifications please contact us at UNICEF, India Country office on or call at 011-24606290 (Business hours only)