Global Challenge #4 – Quality Education
Education is at the centre for solving global challenges. A meaningful education equips children with the skills needed to be responsible citizens and promote the economy, health, gender equality, and environmental sustainability. Investing in education is crucial to the overall development of any country and its people.
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights holds that every child and adult is entitled to an education, yet in developing countries, only four 4 out 10 children attend basic primary school.
- Globally, 263 million children did not attend school, and only 63% of the world population attends secondary school. Sub Saharan Africa and Southern Africa account for 70% of the out-of-school population.
- Even though more children are attending school than ever, less than half of those who completed school did not leave with the minimum proficiency level in reading, writing and mathematics.
- This stems from a lack of trained teachers, and poor conditions of schools. In Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asian, a low percentage of trained teachers for all levels of school combined with schools lacking potable water and electricity show an even greater obstacle for children to attain a quality education.
The Education Challenge
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