Closing the Global
Education Gap

Education is the Key

Education is the key to shaping the future and unlocking human potential. But even before the pandemic, the UN warned the world was on course to miss SDG 4 of universal quality education and COVID-19 has only escalated the global learning crisis.

As schools closed and classrooms went remote, one-third of the world’s school-age children were unable to access remote learning. And today, 260 million students are being left out of education every year.

At HP, we believe it is our collective responsibility to address the challenges of learning poverty, while forging a path towards more equitable and inclusive education for everyone.

That is why we have established HP Futures, a series of five Councils comprising 100 leading figures from across the world, hailing from academia and government to business and civil society, that will foster innovative thinking to build a future in which every child has access to a good education.



Developed in partnership with the Global Learning Council and T4 Education, HP Futures will share actionable recommendations through a series of reports with education leaders while identifying how and where technology can play a core role in addressing issues.

The time to tackle learning poverty and provide greater access to technology to solve the global education crisis is now. But we cannot do this alone. Only through collective efforts and collaboration can we transform education and create a more empowering, inclusive world.