We understand that education is the first step towards breaking the cycle of poverty. We aim to assist undeveloped nations by creating educational opportunities for the less fortunate by the development of various initiatives. We try to find the best solution for a given community school by understanding the particular educational gaps and problems a specific community faces.
Countries that provide all children with secondary education cut their risk of war in half.
Only 50% of refugee children are enrolled in primary school.
69 million new teachers are needed in order to achieve global universal primary and secondary education.
Girls living in areas of conflict are 90% more likely to be out of secondary school.
On any given day, more than 250 million children are out of school. Many children face barriers that prevent them from attending school, such as needing to collect water for their families, staying home to perform household activities or living in conflict-ridden areas. With access to education, children gain the skills and tools to empower themselves and their communities. Education provides the opportunity for children to learn, grow and become empowered in order to lead the life they want to live.
According to UNESCO's 2017-18 Global Education Monitoring Report, an additional $39 billion (€33 billion) per year would improve the quality of the world's schools and give 2.2 billion of the world’s children equal access to learning.
Researchers found that there is a long way to go toward reaching the UN's sustainable development goal of ensuring that all children have access to a free and quality secondary education. Right now, only 83 percent of the children who go to school at all complete elementary school, and just 45 percent of students aged 15 to 17 will finish secondary school.
The report found that the number of boys and girls who are denied access to education is up 1 million from 2016 — to 264 million.
Education is a shared responsibility between us all: governments, schools, teachers, parents and private organisations. Accountability for these responsibilities defines the way teachers teach, students learn and governments act. It must be designed with care and with the principles of equity, inclusion and quality in mind.
EDUCATION IN AFRICA
Africa has the highest rates of educational exclusion in the world. Over one-fifth of children between the ages of 6 and 11 and one-third between the ages of 12 and 14 are out of school.
Almost 60 percent of children in sub-Saharan Africa between the ages of 15 and 17 are not in school.
Girls are much more likely to stay out of school than boys. Nine million girls between the ages of about 6 and 11 in Africa will never go to school at all, compared to six million boys.
A UNESCO study in 2012 showed that the number of primary-aged children not attending school in Africa accounted for more than half of the global total of children.
In sub-Saharan Africa, only about one-quarter of pre-primary teachers are trained. Upper secondary school teachers have a slightly better ratio: about 50 percent have training.
The rate of gross enrollment in tertiary education in sub-Saharan Africa is the lowest in the world, sitting at only eight percent as of 2014. This is far lower than the gross enrollment of the second lowest country, Southern Asia, which is at 23 percent, where the global average is 34 percent.
Sub-Saharan Africa opposes Eastern Europe and Central Asia when it comes to gender disparity in education among urban areas. The latter tends to see a higher level of both educational attainment and literacy among females, while sub-Saharan Africa sees the opposite. In a study by UNESCO, men in most African nations had over two more years of education than women.
If every girl in sub-Saharan Africa completed even just a primary education, the maternal mortality rate would likely decrease by 70 percent.
EDUCATION CHANGES LIVES
Every child has the right to a primary education, guaranteed by the United Nations Convention on the ‘Rights of the Child.’ There is so much we can do to improve access to education for children around the world, beginning with building classrooms in developing communities so that every child has a school to attend.
Despite the benefits of girls’ education, girls usually have the hardest time accessing education. Many drop out once they reach puberty because they don’t have clean or private toilets or latrines to use at school. In some cultures, girls are forced to leave school and marry at an early age. Even the daily chore of walking for hours to collect drinking water limits the time that girls can spend in the classroom.
A viable school can improve every aspect of a community’s health and well-being. In school, students learn to set goals and solve problems, helping their parents in the process to run more successful home businesses and farms. It develops the personality and the authenticity of each child.