Latin America

There are 100 million street children around the world, of which 40 million live in Latin America. Children who live on the streets, children with functional disabilities and indigenous children are sometimes the ones that never see the inside of a classroom. The number of children that are not able to attend school fell drastically in 21st century, but there are still 58 million children in the world who do not attend school.
Supporting families with vulnerable children increases their chances of learning to read and write. Education is one way out of vulnerability and poverty and provides people with a good chance of a healthy life, an income and the ability to affect their situation.

We want to challenge you to join us – so that we can change the world together.

PMU’s partners in the region are working to support education that includes rather than excludes people, in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 which aims to: “ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.”
Maria Wåhlin is coordinating all of PMU’s projects in Latin America.

E-mail: maria.wahlin@pmu.se