Access to education is denied to children throughout the world and the statistics are heartbreaking...
130 million children lack access to education.
94 percent of children who don't attend school live in the developing world.
104 million children aged 5 to 12 do not attend school.
246 million children are child labourers, one of the main reasons for not attending school.
Long term, sustainable solutions look at the whole community, working on each level to develop and resource them in such a way that the community is then able to resource and keep on transforming itself.
Education is one of the main drivers for ending extreme poverty. Girls who are educated are able to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS, marry later in life, have healthier children, and can have work opportunities beyond the home. Boys who are educated may be able to break a family cycle of hard labor and typically earn more than their non-educated counterparts.