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How is lack of education a global problem?

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Linnea Greaves

on 21 January 2016

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How is lack of education a global problem?
“Around the world 57 million primary school-age children do not go to school.” (Global Education).
“Currently, 250 million primary school-aged children are unable to read or write, whether they are in school or not.” (Education one).
“Globally, 123 million youth (aged 15 to 24) lack basic reading and writing skills; 61% of them are young women.” (Global Education).

“Today, it is girls who have the least access to education. They make up more than 54% of the non-schooled population in the world.” (Humanium).
“Education empowers women to make healthy decisions about their lives. For example, women in Mali with a secondary level education or higher have an average of 3 children, while those with no education have an average of 7.” (Do Something).
“Even those who do attend school may leave before they reach grade five.” (Global Education).
“This overflow leads to classes where many different educational levels are forced together which does not allow each individual child to benefit from an education adapted to their needs and abilities. As a result, the drop-out rate and education failure remains high.” (Humanium).
“Although many countries have managed to get more kids into school, many families still face problems as they try to get their children an education, such as having to pay for school uniforms and books” (Kids go global).
There are millions of children around the world that are unable to attend school for a multitude of different reasons.
One reason why some children are unable to attend school is simply because of their gender. Women that have an education are able to make better life style choices than a woman that has not been educated.
Many children that have a school available to them still face difficulties. One problem is that there is a lack of teachers, and many teachers are not properly trained. There may only be one to two textbooks in a classroom, and they would most likely be outdated. Other times schools don't have a building, and children are taught outside. Along with that, many schools don't have desks, chairs, meals, or even pencils, to provide for the kids. Also, many schools require the children to wear a uniform, which many families struggle to provide.

The most beneficial way of helping children get an education is to give them the resources they need. Finding more teachers is very important, but there isn't much that we can do about that. There are many organizations that use donations to provide supplies to children so they can go to school around the world. A good organization is the Canadian Feed the Children charity. They have a number of options of where you would like your donations to go to.
For our solution in our community, we decided to talk to fourth graders about lack of education. We asked them questions and collected data, as well as having them take a Kahoot. At the end of the presentation, we asked how many of them are glad that they can go to school. Every single one of them raised their hand, allowing us to make the conclusion that based on the evidence we showed them, they won't take their education for granted.
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“Lack of access to quality education is preventing millions of people from escaping the cycle of extreme poverty around the world.” (Education one).
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