Vulnerable young people

Whether living alone on the streets or with a parent who earns just enough to pay for food and little else, it’s children who suffer most from living in extreme poverty.

As well as struggling for food and shelter, poverty robs children of opportunities to break the cycle. The greatest of these is education. Your money helps us provide it.

The difference you make

  • Rashida, helped by Comic Relief cash


    These children, I don’t want them to suffer. Let it end here.

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  • Sharifa, helped by Comic Relief cash


    We didn’t have any money so that made me stop sending Sharifa to school.

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  • Nana and Kofi


    I’m working hard to be able to take care of their education.

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Comic Relief believes that every child has a right to a quality education. Much of our funding focuses on helping disadvantaged children and young people to access, stay in and learn in quality preschool, primary and secondary education.

A young girl at nursery

How you can help

£25 could pay for a child care assistant to work with young vulnerable children in a nursery for a week.

If you’d like to help us carry on tackling issues such as vulnerable young people, there are lots of easy and enjoyable ways to fundraise and make a difference.

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