260by26 – 260 million children learning by 2026 – is a sponsored project of Cheerful, Inc. and was started in 2017 by young activists and entrepreneurs committed to educational equity and social innovation.
We envision a world where all children are learning and gaining the necessary skills to reach their potential. Due to decreasing investment and numerous barriers to education, over 260 million children around the globe do not have this opportunity. We want to change this by 2026.
Our mission is to increase and improve the outcomes of giving to education by crowdfunding for youth-led organizations working toward social justice for children, inspiring philanthropists to make an education giving pledge, and fostering a network of institutions that will work together to achieve education for all.