- The Issue -
THERE IS AN UNPRECEDENTED CRISIS IN EDUCATION
- KEY FIGURES -
Not knowing how to read or write is the sad daily reality faced by millions of adults and children around the world. Because they are girls, because they were born in the wrong place, or because they are poor, millions are still denied their fundamental right to education.
THERE ARE FIGURES
WE DON'T WANT TO SEE
THAT ARE RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES.
Though access to education around the world is improving, the most recent statistics shed a harsh light on the millions who are still excluded and the extent of the work that remains.
This is now an emergency : the global educational crisis is worsening because of a lack of qualified teachers, quality programmes, appropriate pedagogical material, and sufficient financial resources. Guaranteeing education for all by 2030 would require $39 billion per year and 69 million qualified teachers.
If nothing changes, this crisis will have dire consequences. For not being educated means more than just not knowing how to read or write. At Aide et Action, we believe that without education, no economic, social, ecological, or political progress is possible. A world that is deprived of knowledge is a world that is condemned to poverty, environmental catastrophe, and violence in the coming decades.
- OUR SOLUTIONS -
EDUCATION CHANGES THE WORLD
Since 1981, Aide et Action, an international solidarity organisation, has been working to ensure everyone has access to a quality education. In collaboration with local communities, Aide et Action coordinates 80 projects in 19 countries that help more than 2 million people, including more than 1.5 million children. We believe that education does more than just teach students to read and write: it is also key to reducing poverty, famine, illness, and inequality. Education is the primary means of fighting inequality, promoting growth, and improving health and living conditions, which are all necessary for creating independent and competent citizens who are ready to build the world of tomorrow.
• If all children in low-income countries left school knowing how to read, 171 million people could escape poverty.
• Each year of additional schooling increases a person's revenues from 10 to 20 %.
• And a child whose mother knows how to read is 50 % more likely to survive beyond the age of five.
EDUCATION IS A WEAPON OF MASS PEACE
Knowing how to read and write is an essential skill for working and earning a living, as well as playing an active role as a citizen and free human being. By 2030, these skills will be critical to ensuring that more than 25.6 million young adults (from 15 to 24 years old) are able to join the workforce, exercise their rights, and above all be open to others and differences. Education is also a factor of peace: it has been shown that increasing school enrolment by just 10 % reduces the risk of conflict by 3 %. It is therefore unsurprising that a population's level of education has become critical for calculating the Global Peace Index, the ability of an entire nation to generate and maintain peace.
LEARNING ABOUT THE ISSUE IS A FORM OF ACTION!
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If you've seen the figures, you know there is a lot more left to do.
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