IDAY is an organization launched in 2005 upon request of several associations from African civil society. Our international network of 24 brings together 450 associations in Africa and Europe, all united by a shared goal – quality basic education for all African children and youth.
IDAY network advocates for the right of all African youth to access quality basic education by encouraging constructive dialogue between African civil society organisations (CSO) and their governments.
Education is a responsibility of the governments. Africa has the necessary resources to achieve it but a greater share needs to be allocated to education, health and basic amenities. Local civil society has a leading role to play to support this change.
Constructive dialogue and trust between citizens and their authorities are key to successful development processes and respect of fundamentals rights. Aware of this, IDAY-network members lead advocacy campaigns towards their government for every child and youth in Africa to enjoy their right to free quality basic education. To date, 80 millions of them are still deprived of it.
Our annual meeting
In memory of the 1976 demonstration of young South Africans, IDAY members commemorate each 16th of June the Day of the African Child on the theme of the right to quality education for all, with a focus on the most vulnerable and neglected children and youth.
- 450 members organisations
- 19 African coalitions
- 5 European coalitions
- Collective Action
Education opens the door to awareness of people’s own rights, to better education and health. This is the first step towards economic progress and prosperity.