There are more than 2,000 schools in The Salvation Army, educating in excess of 500,000 children.

The Salvation Army aims to break down barriers to education that prevent children and youth who are marginalised from access to quality education. It seeks to engage them in high quality learning spaces, both formal and non-formal, that are inclusive, equitable and safe; to nurture the development of their foundational academic and life skills that equip them to seize learning opportunities throughout their lives; and to ensure every learner has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and learn the skills necessary for them to make a meaningful contribution to the life of their community.

Vision Statement

Salvation Army education seeks to develop compassionate people of integrity and character with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to achieve their full God-given potential in the community.

International Education Goals

The primary goal for Salvation Army education

Salvation Army schools and education programmes equip children and youth intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually; and actively nurture the development of their foundational academic and life skills that enable them to adapt successfully in the globalised 21st century and to be resilient contributors to the life of their communities.

Six key goals

Goal 1: Educational environments are safe and protect the physical, emotional, psycho-social and spiritual well-being of all children and youth.

Goal 2: Marginalised and vulnerable children and youth are provided access to quality education. Educational environments are inclusive and equitable.

Goal 3: Educational environments are relevant to student needs and support student-centred active learning.

Goal 4: School management and supervision support high quality educational practices.

Goal 5: Communities participate in the education of children and youth.

Goal 6: Non-formal educational activities support the learning of children and youth.


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