Global Statement

The United Nations has set as its target to provide basic universal education for all children
around the world by the year 2015. This is a vital goal and if reached by all nations, it would guarantee a better and safer world for everyone.

The Sven Tumba Education Fund believes that education acts as a mental vaccine against
drugs, crime, violence and preventable diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
Children who read and write are also more capable of adapting to a constantly changing world. The children of today will be the leaders and entrepreneurs of the world tomorrow.

We, the undersigned, agree that every child has the right to grow up with love, with play,
with sports and, above all, with education. It is the responsibility of all global citizens to help
prevent children from growing up illiterate - and we must act now.

Sven Tumba

Sven Tumba
Founder, Sven Tumba Education Fund