Small Voices, Big Dreams 2011

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Posted on 11/28/2011





Results are in for the second annual Small Voices, Big Dreams global survey, which asked more than 5,000 children, ages 10 to 12 and in 44 nations, questions about their fears, hopes and dreams. Their answers reveal children’s deep awareness of what goes on within their communities and how it affects them personally.


“Children who grow up in poverty recognize more than anyone the power that education has to break the cycle,” says Anne Lynam Goddard, president and CEO of ChildFund International, a founding member of the global ChildFund Alliance, which commissioned the survey. “Children in the poorest countries are placing their hopes and dreams on their ability to learn, and they want to use their education to improve their communities.”

Read the Small Voices, Big Dreams report.

“I will create
an opportunity for those who have no access to education.”

“I worry about getting sick because there are not good hospitals.”

“I will build nice schools and will provide notebooks and pens to all children.”