Program Focus

IDRF Education programs provide equitable access to high quality education for children and youth, both boys and girls, in order to improve their employability and long-term quality of life, and to reduce poverty and poor health outcomes.

How do we do it?

Our Impact

Brought comprehensive education to more than 25,000 students in the last 6 years.

Supported 50 women to develop their writing, reading and numeracy skills in rural Malawi.

Supported free Internet and computer access for communities to develop technology skills.

Provide academic support and leadership opportunities for over 3,700 Toronto children and youth.

Education and Education Support for Children

IDRF provides disadvantaged communities with the resources necessary for a comprehensive education for both girls and boys through supporting safe spaces children to learn math, science, reading, art and more.



Through IDRF’s affiliate organization Licensed to Learn (, IDRF will provide more than 3,700 students across 90 schools with personalized peer-to-peer tutoring and mentorship opportunities.



Through this initiative, IDRF is providing academic and extracurricular resources for children from low-income backgrounds, including housing, food, uniforms, and school supplies.

Continuing Education for Youth & Adults

IDRF provides youth and adults with continuing education programs to increase their basic academic skills such as reading, writing and numeracy to build self-reliance, community engagement, human dignity and improve employment options. This is particularly essential in poverty and conflict-affected regions where many have had their education disrupted as children.



Since 2014, IDRF has been supporting 600 students in Khan Younis, Gaza each year to enhance students’ academic performance through the development of alternative teaching methodologies. Through a series of remedial (Arabic, English, Science and Mathematics) classes and educational – recreational  trips students learn key subjects through unconventional methods. This holistic approach also includes workshops for teachers on remedial teaching and psychosocial support for students to help them overcome traumatic experiences. This project aims to improve the quality of education for students while enhancing their right to a safe and positive learning environment.



IDRF is supporting 50, deaf students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 receive an education in Pakistani Sign Language in Karachi. The students are taking classes in English, Urdu, Geography, Math, Art and Computer Science. Meanwhile, the vocational and job placement program focuses on technology, culinary art, beauty care, stitching and embroidery.


IDRF supported eco-clubs that have served 400 youth, and 40 young adults through wildlife conservation, environmental awareness, recreation and health education while exploring the natural environment around them. Many of these individuals go on to work in environmental tourism.

Why support IDRF’s Education programs?

Every child, male or female, has a right to an education. Sadly, 57 million children do not have a school to attend.

Globally, 62 million girls do not attend primary or secondary school. However, when a girl receives an education, she is 6X less likely to be married as a child and will have fewer and healthier children who are more likely to go to school themselves. This creates a positive cycle of change.

Providing opportunities for children and youth a proper education is a vital step in reducing poverty and vastly improving a person’s quality of life.

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